the APNU regime announced their plan to have a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate the Guyana Police Force (GPF), I had issued a warning that something was sinister in that CoI.
To establish the CoI, they used the ‘plot to assassinate the President’ as grounds to justify such a move.
Every sane person in Guyana knows that that threat was ‘nonsense’. The Police Legal Advisor, a very experienced former judge and other senior officers of the Guyana Police Force, recognized the farce. However, the regime still went ahead and established its CoI.
In that same article, it was stated that the real reason may very well be to give the regime the chance to politicize the Guyana Police Force. The way to do so would be to remove the true professionals and install persons who were willing to take political direction from the PNC/APNU Party.
Events that have so far unfolded suggest that this is precisely what is taking place.
Even before the CoI was concluded, the ‘writing was on the wall’. The hostility towards some officers was obvious. One officer, Crime Chief Blanhum, was refused his request to appear before the Commission to answer some of the issues raised by the Commissioner of Police (acting).
At that point, one really wondered why a CoI would refuse such a request. The only logical conclusion was that the outcome of the inquiry was possibly pre-determined. The CoI had no interest to hear a rebuttal.