This view differs from the Chief Justice’s
Dear Mr. Editor
Following the publication of a letter under my hands in the Kaieteur daily newspaper on April 10, 2012, I was accosted by a very good friend of mind expressing his conviction; the Commissioner of Police is innocent of the allegations leveled against him. Let me say that, I am also aware that few other Guyanese share the same view.
Thus I will like to say I respect their opinion and I hope they respect mind to think otherwise, since I am of the view the commissioner did not need a gun to force the young lady against her in order for this sordid affair to qualify or seen as rape.
The fact is, given the circumstance under which she met the Commissioner of Police and the pending threat to her liberty given the power of his office and the penalty for the allegations leveled against her which was the subject of an ongoing investigation, her consent would have been acquired under duress
Therefore it is my respected view that if the Chief Justice had taken a holistic view of the facts of the case, rather than evaluating the character of the victim, humiliating her in the process, he would have been hard pressed not to conclude that the DPP’s decision to advise that a charge of rape be laid against commissioner was reasonable and logical.
Editor’s note: Even the investigators out of Jamaica concluded, “When the circumstances leading up to, during and after this allegation are examined, the action of tejh complainant is questionable.