The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack has discontinued the private criminal charge filed by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes against the Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum.

According to a police statement, the DPP discontinued the matter
in accordance with the powers conferred onto her under Article 187 (1) (C) of the Constitution of Guyana.

The lawyers for the Crime Chief contended that the charge is an abuse of the court’s process and “is nothing more than an attempt to intimidate the Crime Chief Mr Blanhum as well as senior police officers who are expected to testify in the matter against his client”, the release stated.

Embattled Police Detective, Dion Bascom filed the charge under the Cyber Crime Act against the Crime Chief.

Bascom was hauled before the courts yesterday to answer to cybercrime charges in relation to a Facebook live stream, in which he accused the Guyana Police Force of covering up the murder of Ricardo Fagundes, called “Paper Shorts”.

His allegation came days after he was arrested in connection with a drug bust in Georgetown.


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