Why no effort to apprehend the person who disfigured Joan Lynch?
I wish to bring to the public attention that June 4, 2012 will mark six years since young Joann Lynch from Bartica, a mother of one, had her face disfigured by a jealous lover of her then partner who threw acid in her face while she was at home. The perpetrator managed to escape, evade arrest and to leave the jurisdiction and is now purported to be living in Trinidad and Tobago.
From my conversation with Ms. Lynch the name of the individual, her current place of residence in Trinidad and all the necessary information to facilitate the young woman’s arrest was presented to the police and today there is no tangible movement in solving this case.
This like many other cases this one begs the question as to how effective is our INTERPOL and security bilateral cooperation. This young woman, at her own expense and safety went to Trinidad locate the perpetrator, contact the Trinidadian authorities who informed her of the protocols necessary for them to effect an arrest which she communicated to the local authority; but today, there is little or no action to bring this case to a speedy conclusion.
Even the local actors who aided this perpetrator to gain access to Ms. Lynch’s apartment and subsequently her escape from the community are yet to be arrested and charged.
I trust now that with the passage of time, the emergence of new personnel at the divisional and other levels of the Police Force, that there will a renewed interest and thinking to this case. This will definitely bring closure for this young woman and her family.