M&CC case against Bishop Edghill dismissed

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A city Magistrate today dismissed the case against Bishop Juan Edghill brought by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council after finding the testimony of City Constable Anasha Williamson to be manifestly unreliable.

On April 18, 2016, the Council had accused Bishop Edghill of encumbering the City parapet in front his home with a derelict vehicle, a charge to which he had pleaded not guilty.

Bishop Juan Edghill
Bishop Juan Edghill

During the trial, Williamson’s testimony was found to be inconsistent, incoherent and contradictory.

Bishop Edghill was represented by Attorney-at law Sase Gunraj.

In a brief comment, Edghill said that he is seriously concerned about “the abuse of the judicial process to target, intimidate and victimise Guyanese for political and other purposes.’’

“I am urging that we continue to build a society where social justice, fairness and equity are upheld by all. Furthermore, I encourage public servants and officials in the employ of the State to be professional and refuse being used as instruments to settle political scores by the APNU/AFC Administration” he encouraged.

 

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