I respond to Kaieteur News article, dated 21st April 2011 in connection with the refugee case in Canada.
Clement Rohee is attacking me unjustly. I never made any allegations against him, the police or anyone to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
All I did was to represent my client based on facts and information provided to me.
It was not my duty to carry out any investigations or report my client’s allegations as I am not a detective or investigator.
My duty as an Immigration Consultant was to present my client’s case to the Refugee Board and make representations on his behalf.
I cannot understand why Mr. Rohee is after me as I am not the person that made the allegations.
Clement Rohee’s statement is threatening and without any merit and he is trying to tarnish my character.
It was a waste of time for my client to report anything that happened to the police, because it was the Minister who is responsible for the police; Clement Rohee was the subject matter of the case. Which police would question Rohee, their boss?
We have seen in the past where the police just ignore the poor and powerless in this country, where complaints are lodged against “big ones”.
I personally have no confidence in the police as I have witnessed their unprofessionalism and biasness when I was maliciously charged two years ago.
The police just ignored all my written contracts and termination agreements with a few clients and told me they have orders from “higher up” to charge me. In that situation it was unethical and unprofessional for me to continue with those few cases.
When my office was attacked and robbed on 3rd July 2008 and my office was shot at with five bullets on the midnight of July 16, 2008, I reported the matter to the police and they said I staged the robbery and shoot up.
That was when I was investigating the raping of a 14-year-old girl who I successfully represented at the Refugee Board in Canada in August 2008.
I told the police that one of the bandits asked me many times, “big man wha problem you gat with Rohee” and on each occasion I replied that I had no problems with Rohee.
The police never questioned Rohee on this matter. So why should my client report a matter to the police against a Minister?
Mr. Rohee wants me to report to the police about my client’s allegations and threatening me with words like “creating public mischief, a criminal offence in Guyana”.
Is Mr. Rohee sane?
I was the counsel for my client and my client made all allegations outside the jurisdiction of Guyana, and it was my duty to give good representation to my client.
Mr. Rohee and the police have no jurisdiction in Canada or the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, an independent Tribunal.
The Refugee Board of Canada was convinced that my client was credible as he swore under oath to tell the truth. So what public mischief Rohee is talking about? Therefore, from his analogy all lawyers in Guyana should report to the police when they get their clients off on charges.
Mr. Rohee is saying I am a shady character. Is the kettle calling the pot black?
He tried to tarnish my character and said I am shady but the Canadian, US and UK governments think otherwise.
At least I never had my US Visa revoked and I am entitled to practice Immigration Law in Canada in accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada.
Can Rohee tell the Guyanese nation why his US visa was revoked?
The US do not revoked people’s visa unless there was some criminality or breach of immigration regulations.
For your information Mr. Rohee, I was never charged for any offence in Guyana, Trinidad and Canada, not even for a traffic offence for the three countries that I lived in.
Except for the trump up charges laid against me in February 2009 and the magistrate dismissed two of those charges for want of prosecution.
In this case the real culprit was never charged. Can you tell the Guyanese people why the real culprit was never charged Mr. Rohee?
Also no one has ever sued me in any court in any part of the world Mr. Rohee.
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