Mayor Ubraj Narine and Sherod Duncan arrested, placed on $100,000 bail for attempting to excite ethnic and racial division in Guyana

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Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine and APNU-AFC Member of Parliament Sherod Duncan were arrested today and placed on $100,000 bail for obstructing traffic and attempting to incite racial and ethnic disunity in Guyana.

Based on investigations conducted by the police, a file was submitted for legal advice inducating that Ubraj Narine and Sherod Duncan be jointly charged with the offence of obstructing traffic, Contrary to Section 61 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 51:02 in relation to them laying underneath a motor lorry on New Market Street.

The undermentioned charges were recommended against Narine and Duncan:

** Ubraj Narine be charged with the offence of obstructing Traffic, contrary to Section 61 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 51:02 in relation to placing a wooden pallet on New Market Street.

** Ubraj Narine and Sherod Duncan be jointly charged with the offence of using a computer system to attempt to excite ethnic divisions on the ground of race, Contrary to Section 18(2) of the Cyber Crime Act, No. 16 of 2018 (an indictable offence).

** Ubraj Narine and Sherod Duncan be jointly charged with the offence of Attempting to excite hostility or ill will on the ground of race, contrary to Section 2(1)(a) of the Racial Hostility Act, Chapter 23:01

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