Region 2 REO questioned by Police for allegedly assaulting Vice Chair
Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Dennis Jaikarran was on Tuesday questioned by Police after a report was made that he assaulted Regional Vice Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah.
The report was made at the Anna Regina Police Station.
Coonjah told Guyana Times that she had closed the main door to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) office when the REO and supporters left the boardroom, after disturbing the monthly statutory meeting.
According to the Regional Vice Chairman, the REO and supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) left the boardroom after disturbing the monthly statutory meeting by protesting and shouting slogans inside the boardroom.
However, the REO reportedly returned to the boardroom “annoyed”, according to the Vice Chairperson.
Coonjah said that the REO accused her of slamming the door as he and the protesters exited.
She alleged that it was then that the REO hit her on the shoulder, in the presence of the Regional Chairman Davanand Ramdatt and other councillors.
At the Police station, both parties were required to submit statements.
The matter is being investigated.