By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee has decried what he sees as a “kangaroo trial” of the Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington.
Brassington and his second in command were sent on administrative leave by the government pending another audit into the operations of NICIL. The Government had stated that the transaction audit was needed at the completion of a forensic audit.
Brassington has been hailed as a sterling public servant by Former President Donald Ramotar; however Rohee says that justice must take its course.
“Nobody is guilty, everybody is innocent until proven guilty…What we have is trial in the media..Justice must be allowed to take its course,” Rohee told a news conference on Monday, December 28.
He said that persons making calls for speedy actions have their own vendetta that they would like to see fulfilled.
“Until such time I think it makes no sense for either sections of the media or individuals who have a personal vendetta to be insisting on their agenda – that’s not a national agenda, that’s their agenda,” said Rohee.
“I would say that natural justice must take its course, assuming that there is innocence. What some people are calling for are kangaroo trials they are calling for political trials. Nobody is talking about the courts and the criminal justice.”