GRIEVING GOBAT FAMILY TO HOLD CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR OLLIE!
Ahead of a planned
candlelight vigil for Ollie
Gobat who was murdered here last April, his family this week issued a statement to the media. “To date not a single person has been arrested or charged in connection with the murder of Oliver Gobat affectionately called Ollie by family and friends. The various persons of interest have not even been interviewed,” the statement began by stating.
It went on to say that the IMPACS report has naturally raised question marks over those paid to protect us and investigate serious crime. “Despite it all we stand in faith hoping that justice will be made a priority given the new restructuring of parts of the
RSLPF pursuant to this report,”
the statement goes on to say.
According to the family, “Our son, brother and friend to many was brutally murdered and the pain is one that no family should have to bear. We stand seeking justice not only for Ollie but for anyone who has lost a loved one in an untimely and unjust way. We sincerely hope that a more thorough investigation can
now be undertaken and the UK specialist teams providing assistance in this matter have described this crime as “very
solvable”! It is our hope that, with even more assistance from the UK government in the future,
the co-operation of the RSLPF, that result will be achieved.”
The family says that
frustrations of working overtime to ensure that this case remains a top priority during this time of grief, has been an extra burden on them, one they would rather not have to bear. “This is not only a case of solving the murder of Ollie Gobat, this is a question of whether law enforcementis for capable serious of offences.in bringingSaint It Lucia justice raises the and questionsecurity but not the only abilityof safetyto enforce“It is laws.” with immense
sadness that we have to point out that this weekend, Saturday, 25th April, will be one year since Ollie Gobat was
so cruelly executed. His family
and friends in St. Lucia and
elsewhere are still suffering
from the trauma and shock of his death, and there will be no closure or resolution until or unless his evil murderers are
apprehended,” a spokeperson
for the family notes.
“On Saturday 25th April, a vigil will be held for Ollie, to share memories and to show that we all need Justice for Ollie, and Justice for St. Lucia. Many other murders go unsolved in St.Lucia and putting one’s head in the sand about the state of crime on our island is not an option. The Gobat family know they are not the only ones seeking justice
for loved ones and would hope
that in resolving Ollie’s murder,
other murders may be solved
and St. Lucia will become a
safer place for everyone.”