Go­bat Son Apol­o­gises For Mom and Dad

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

As we were about to go to press we re­ceived the fol­low­ing: “On be­half of the Go­bat fam­ily, I would like to of­fer a full and un­re­served apol­ogy to the Royal St. Lu­cia Po­lice Force, to the Com­mis­sioner and of­fi­cers work­ing on the Oliver Go­bat mur­der case, for the com­ments made in the re­cent ar­ti­cle in the Daily Mail On­line.

Up to this point we have been work­ing well with the RSLPF and we have ev­ery con­fi­dence that the of­fi­cers in­volved in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion will solve this dread­ful crime. The grief of a par­ent over a mur­dered child is some­thing I would not wish on any­one and cer­tainly my par­ents are strug­gling to make sense of their rest of their own lives as a re­sult.

I be­lieve th­ese com­ments, which should not have been made, were in a mo­ment of deep grief, pain and frus­tra­tion over­com­ing pa­tience, com­bined with jour­nal­ism seek­ing a sen­sa­tion­al­ist an­gle. This sit­u­a­tion has not been easy for our fam­ily to come to terms with, and we deeply re­gret the im­pact of the state­ments in the ar­ti­cle on the im­age of the Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force.

We, the fam­ily, greatly ap­pre­ci­ate the ser­vices to date of the RSLPF and are con­fi­dent that ev­ery ef­fort is be­ing made to bring Jus­tice to Oliver.”- Adam Go­bat

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