One month after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) recommended that a police officer be charged in relation to the death of taxi driver, Lallbachan Bachan, who was discovered dead in the Suddie Police Station, Special Lance Corporal, Vanessa Milo of Aurora Police Station was today charged for the offence. While Detective Corporal Dwayne Braithwaite of Anna Regina Police Station and Constable Denzil Glasgow of Suddie Police Station were charged separately with attempt to obstruct the course of justice.

They all appeared at Suddie Magistrate’s Court before Her Worship Ester Sam and were not required to plead to the charges.
Bail in the sum of $400,000 was granted to Milo while Braithwaite and Glasgow were granted $50,000 each. The matters were adjourned to August 7, 2020, for report.

Bachan, 39, a father of four of Lot 21 Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast, was discovered dead in a cell at the Suddie Police Station between June 30, 2019, and July 1, 2019.

It was reported that at the time of his discovery, he was the lone occupant of the cell. He was taken to the Suddie Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body bore no visible marks of violence, according to the police.

An autopsy performed on Bachan’s remains showed that he died as a result of a fractured larynx.

Bachan was arrested on June 28, 2019, on two arrest warrants for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to reports, an officer had asked Bachan for $100,000 to settle the matter but he explained he couldn’t afford such a large amount. On July 1, 2019, the family was contacted by the police, who informed them of Bachan’s death.


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