“The whole thing is to make me leave Guyana so I will not consolidate my party…This is not the first time that the PPP is getting at me.
“We are under siege…we are being victimized by new slave
masters…I am calling on people to walk the streets tomorrow
(today) with their sons and daughters (in protest).”
Commenting on the arrest of party member, Keith Ferrier, who is also a relative, Mrs. Holder-Allen alleged that she had visited the Brickdam Police Station when he was detained, but was not allowed to see him.
Mrs. Holder-Allen had opted for early retirement in 2008 after the Judicial Services Commission removed her from her post in 2004, in the wake of allegations which the former Chief Magistrate repeatedly said were untrue and were politically motivated.
She had stated since then of entering the political fray, to stem the alleged wrong-doing by the present government.
News of police officials’ interest in Mrs. Holder-Allen followed the arrest yesterday of businessman and ACDA member, Archie Poole, who police said was wanted for questioning in connection with the fire.
Poole was also arrested at his Soesdyke/Linden home and detained at Brickdam Police Station.
He scuffled briefly with police ranks as he was being placed in the Brickdam lockups.
He was visited by his attorney, Mortimer Coddette.
Kaieteur News understands that police also detained Kurt Brown, a Norton Street, Lodge resident in connection with the arson investigation.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009