Opposition MP Sherod Duncan arrested

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Sherod Duncan

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Sherod Duncan was arrested earlier today in relation to an ongoing investigation about a cybercrime offence.

On Wednesday, 36-year-old Aneal Giddings, an Information Technology (IT) Manager at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), reported to the police that Duncan made derogatory statements about him on a social media programme “In the Ring”.

It is alleged that Duncan referred to the IT Manager as a “jagabat” and “trench crappo” amongst other disrespectful names “which caused him significant emotional stress and humiliation”.