Sherod Duncan arrested for allegedly describing GECOM employee as ‘jagabat’, ‘trench crappo’
Police on Thursday arrested Opposition Member of Parliament Sherod Duncan for allegedly describing an IT Manager at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as ‘jagabat’, ‘trench crappo’.
Police Headquarters reported that Duncan was taken into custody at around 11:00hrs as detectives probe the Cybercrime offence.
According to the police report, the IT Manager Aneal Giddings filed a report that the APNU+AFC MP Duncan, who is also a host of a programme under the name ‘In the Ring’ on Facebook, made derogatory statements in which he was called by name and referred to as ‘jagabat’, ‘trench crappo’ amongst other “disrespectful names.”
Although the adjectives are informal words/slangs, a web search gave the meaning of ‘trench crappo’ as someone or something of low quality while ‘jagabat’ as a Trinidadian slang means a sexually promiscuous woman. Guyanese understand ‘jagabat’ to mean “a wretched good for nothing.”
Giddings told police that this has caused him significant emotional stress and humiliation.
As such, the mentioned video was identified and downloaded from the Facebook page under the name ‘Sherod Avery Duncan’ by Inspector Blair. A statement was taken from Giddings and an investigation has commenced.