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PPP/C MP, APNU/AFC supporter cross charged for assault

first_imgPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Harry Gill and A Partnership for National Unity supporter, Carol Smith Joseph were on Wednesday charged for assaulting each other.Gill and Joseph both appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court where they denied the charges and were released on self-bail. The case will continue in February 2019.It is alleged that on November 7, 2018, Gill and Smith assaulted each other at the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) office.According to reports, the two were involved in a heated argument after Joseph attacked Gill in an attempt to stop him from taking a photo of GECOM’s schedule for the opening of containers in the area ahead of the Local Government Elections.On Tuesday, the political Opposition said Gill was viciously assaulted with a chain by Joseph in the presence of a Police Inspector and the GECOM Supervisor, Clearmont Mingo, while he (Gill) was recording Joseph’s tantrum behaviour, which was hostile.While maintaining that the charge is completely without any basis, the PPP has since called upon the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to immediately intervene and terminate what they described as a “baseless charge” against Gill. “… lest that office continues to bear the public perception that it is infected by politics and politicians,” it added.last_img read more