COVID-19 curfew violator pushes Police Corporal, Inspector into drain, damages cop’s cellphone

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A taxi driver has found himself in very hot water after he allegedly pushed a Corporal of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) into a drain during his arrest then did the same to a female Inspector who had been using her cellular phone to record the incident, damaging the woman’s phone in the process, as he attempted to resist arrest late Sunday night in New Amsterdam, Berbice.

Reports are that the incident took place around 23:22h when a Joint Services Patrol arrived in the vicinity of the Castle Hotel, Chappell Street, New Amsterdam, and saw a large gathering of persons on the roadway, many of whom were consuming alcohol and not wearing masks.

The taxi-driver in question is said to be 36-year-old Anthony Rahaman of

of Canefield, East Canje,  Berbice.

According to a statement from the GPF, when authorities began to arrest the COVID-19 curfew violators, Rahaman began behaving disorderly and was warned by a Police Corporal to desist from such behaviour but Rahaman ignored the waring and continued with his behaviour.

The Corporal arrested him and in the process he was pushed into a drain by the suspect. The suspect, on seeing the Inspector recording the incident from her cellular phone, lashed the phone out of her hand and pushed her into the said drain causing her phone to damage. He was promptly subdued by the army ranks and presently in custody pending charges.”

In addition to Rahaman, 17 persons were also arrested at the said location.

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