Sattaur defends decision not to give evidence against Glenn Lall; maintains he was threatened

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Publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall and Commissioner General of GRA, Khurshid Sattaur.
Publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall and Commissioner General of GRA, Khurshid Sattaur.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur has defended his decision not to give evidence against Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall, who was charged with threatening him.

At the same time, Sattaur maintains that he was verbally threatened by Lall and expressed his disappointment with what he says is the “untimeliness” the charges were instituted.

“As a result of the delay he will not be providing further evidence in the matter today,” a statement from the GRA said.

According to Sattaur, he gave the police a statement in the matter, which could have been put forward as evidence and the Magistrate could have continued to have the matter heard.

However, after Sattaur was a no show at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and his lawyer revealed that he will not provide evidence, Magistrate Alex Moore dismissed the charges against Lall.

“My decision of not providing further evidence on the matter today, at this juncture, is consistent with the position that I have asked my lawyer, who represented me, to take on the matter that would hopefully see the GRA being removed from the spotlight, as the staff were beginning to feel the fatigue from the excessive public attention that was unwarrantedly given to the current court imbroglio in which the Lalls were charged for criminal offenses under the Customs Act,” the Commissioner General said in his statement.

“Having therefore the concern over the possible negative outcome, and in view of the manner in which this matter has been pursued in the media, more so by certain media houses, in consultation with my lawyers it was decided that no public good can be served to have evidence provided on the matter today and in the foreseeable future,” Sattaur stated.

According to the Commissioner General, the GRA cannot run the risk again to fall prey to such issues that can result in the situation spiraling out of control from being manipulated on both sides of the divide.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. lol call me what u want.i give u that power to do so..like how burnham give you his horseshit to eat to make u the way u r..forbes and u got free education from your massa..the only thing forbes give u is his horse shit to eat..thats fact.

  2. Is your name Gay or gray,,,we all got education from forbes you too stupid and brain dead to come to your senses,,u have non. Poor ppp,,sucker

  3. Monkey knows what limb to jump on. Sattaur made a strategic decision not to pursue this case because he assume that could negatively
    impact his liable case against Glen Lall.

    He has his eye on the money

  4. You could have stayed quiet a long time ago and all of this would have gone away. Responding when you are angry is not always the best solution to problems.

  5. Don’t cry wolf Sir.
    If you want to make a statement, be firm.
    Be resolute!
    Go for the jugular.
    We cannot defend mix messages.

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