GPF to receive support from British Govt and RSS soon
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) can expect aid from the British Government and the Regional Security System (RSS) within the next nine days to help resolve the brutal murders of teenage cousins Isaiah and Joel Henry.
His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, said the Government engaged the British Government and the RSS to lend support to the investigative capacity of the GPF.
“To support the work of the Police, we have already activated a mechanism to have regional help from the RSS and the British Government. We are hopeful that in another eight or nine days that help can be here to support and complement what the Police is doing,” President Ali said, during a recent interview with the News Room.
The teenagers were discovered dead in the Cotton Tree backdam, West Coast Berbice on September 6, a day after they left home to go pick coconuts.
“It is of critical importance that we solve these gruesome murders and bring those barbaric individuals to justice,” the Head of State said.
In the meantime, the Force has been working assiduously in its investigations.
President Ali expressed confidence that the GPF, together with the expected support from the foreign team, will lead to “that justice we all so badly want”.
He then called on the nation to reflect on this period in prayer and hope that we could overcome this tragedy.
“Let this occasion be one which strengthens us as a people, strengthen our resolve for unity and for peace,” the President said.
President Ali also said he remains deeply disturbed over the events of the past week and plans to launch an international Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the riots on the West Coast Berbice.
“The COI is important because it was not only the murders but what took place after. So our immediate task is to get the investigation concluded then, as I said, we’re exploring an international COI,” the Head of State said.