By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The file pertaining to the investigation into the allegations made against Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman by Johnny Welshman remains at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
When contacted today, Thursday November 06, Communications Officer at the DPP’s Office, Liz Rahaman, told iNews that the file was sent to the DPP’s Chambers over a week ago; however, she could not say when it will return to the Police with recommendation on the way forward for the case.
She told iNews that the file is receiving “due legal attention.”
The young man in question made damning revelations on his Facebook Page against the Speaker, stating that he had sexual intercourse with him some ten years ago. He then reported the alleged assault to the Police, during which investigations were carried out.
Trotman on the other hand, has denied the allegations, claiming that the young man is mentally unstable.
The Speaker believes the young man was motivated by politicians to make these accusations against him in an effort to divert attention from a serious upcoming matter in the House when Parliament reconvenes.
The Speaker was forced to file an injunction which bars Welshman from publishing any material relating to allegations he has made against him. Welshman had moved to the High Court, seeking to have the injunction discharged which was granted by the very High Court. However, he was unsuccessful.
He claims that he wants the injunction lifted so that he can make some other damning revelations, which he has recorded.
Welshman was also ordered to remove all malicious content from his Facebook Page.
In his Ex Parte Affidavit in support of the application for the injunction, Trotman has also sought damages in excess of $50 million for libel contained in statements allegedly made by Welshman and published in the local dailies – Stabroek News, Guyana Times – and on Welshman’s Facebook page.