The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Assistant Registration Officer attached to the Better Hope office, Carolyn Duncan, was today released on $100,000 station bail pending investigations into allegations of electoral fraud.
Duncan was arrested just after the police detained Returning Officer of Region Four, Clairmont Mingo, on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Police Force, Duncan was also attached to Mingo’s Secretariat, which was located in the Ashmin’s Building at High and Hadfield Streets, Georgetown.
When contacted, Duncan’s lawyer, Eusi Anderson, stated that his client was granted unconditional bail. He explained that he and his client are grateful for the way in which the Guyana Police Force dealt with the matter.
He was keen to note that his client is readily available to provide any necessary information that will expose the truth surrounding the March 2, General and Regional Elections.
He did point out however, his dissatisfaction in the matter in which his client was arrested. He revealed that his client was put to sleep on the cold concrete ground on a piece of cardboard.
In spite of this , lawyer Anderson stated that he and his client will be reviewing his client’s detention hours and would be exploring all options available to them.
On August 25, 2020, Mingo was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for questioning concerning electoral fraud.
Mingo has been accused of attempting to alter the March 2 elections results in favour of the APNU/AFC Coalition.