Sexual molestation of boys… Imam for court today
After weeks of anxiety, the Islamic teacher Nizam Alli who is accused of sexually molesting seven young boys will finally make his appearance in court.
Kaieteur News understands that Alli who is presently on police station bail will face three counts of sexual activity with a child.
He will be arraigned at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.
The charges bring an end to widespread speculation that the investigation was compromised by the alleged involvement of the Director of Public Prosecution, Shalimar Ali-Hack.
However, the DPP had withdrawn herself from the process after denying that she had contacted police officials to secure bail for the suspect.
The case against Alli had taken an interesting twist last week when investigators were advised to ascertain that the suspect was in Guyana when it is alleged that he committed the acts, following the intervention of an attorney purporting to represent the suspect.
The Child Protection Agency (CPA) had said that it was prepared to work with the several boys who claim they had been sexually molested.
The Agency had questioned the delay in instituting charges against the Imam, since the victims had already been examined and were confirmed to have been molested.
But the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that the delays were aimed at ensuring that a proper investigation was conducted.
The offences were allegedly committed between December 2011 and January 2012 by the Imam at a Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara mosque, where the boys had been attending Arabic and Koran classes.