Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Police Commissioner secures court order temporarily barring rape charge.

Police Commissioner Henry Greene’s lawyers yesterday secured a High Court order temporarily barring the Guyana Police Force from instituting a rape charge against him, after almost two months of investigations. A legal source has confirmed that such a move is not strange in law.
Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang, after reading the Notice of Motion filed on behalf of Greene, ordered that an Order or Rule of Nisi of Certiorari be issued and directed to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) “quashing her advice” given on or before February 3 to acting Commissioner Leroy Brummell and Crime Chief Seelall Persaud to institute a rape charge unless cause is shown.

It was further ordered that the institution of a charge of rape on the advice of the DPP be prohibited unless cause is shown. The matter will be heard on February 20 before Justice Chang.

Senior Counsel Rex Mc Kay along with attorneys Neil Boston, Bettina Glasford and Maxwell McKay moved to the courts yesterday morning and based their application on insufficient evidence and that the charge was “irrational, unreasonable, unfair, unlawful, unconstitutional, null, void and of no legal effect.”


  1. How can they charge this man with rape when the victim agreed to have sex with him.They should charge the people who are force her to say that she was rape.

  2. This gives benschop an opportunity to whip up rape hysteria because he couldnt do so after his own repeated rapes in Camp Street Jail.