Assistant Commissioner of Police, Edgar Thomas was today relieved of his duties as Regional Commander of Georgetown/East Bank Demerara. A source told Guyana Standard that Thomas was instructed by his senior to remove People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPPC), Commissioner, Sase Gunraj from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Command Centre at High and Hadfield Street. The office of the Returning Officer for Region Four is also housed there.
Thomas refused to carry out the instructions saying that Gunraj is a legitimate member of the Commission. Sometime after, he received a call from his superior who told him that he was relieved of his duties. Thomas has since been transferred to another police division. Guyana Standard was unable to confirm which division. Superintendent Phillip Azore now replaces him.