Police ranks under close arrest were found with cow meat

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The four Guyana Police Force members who are currently under close arrest in Region Six were found with a piece of cow’s meat in the Force’s vehicle (PAB 3148) shortly after they crashed it on Monday night

The four ranks – a Corporal and three Constables – were reportedly on an anti-crime patrol, Police Headquarters reported.

According to the report, the ranks responded to an accident involving the cow branded 97/LK, at about 00:30hrs along the No. 19 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.

Regional Commander Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus said the accident also involved a minibus (PSS 9208) owned and driven by Aziz Mohamed Goolmohamed, a 67-year-old pensioner of Kilcoy Chesney, Berbice.

It is alleged by Goolmohamed and other relatives, that when the ranks arrived, Goolmohamed had already spoken to a traffic rank who visited the scene and had taken the necessary information.

According to Goolmohamed, he was advised by the traffic rank to cut off the skin of the cow where it was branded and to report to the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam to give a statement. The man claimed that traffic rank then left the scene.

When the patrol ranks arrived at the scene, they saw several persons butchering the cow.

“Goolmohamed said he observed one of the police ranks with a cutlass cutting meat and the other ranks were in the police vehicle. The rank’s action was captured on video by one of Goolmohamed’s relatives,” the police reported.

Goolmohamed said he did not ask any questions of the persons since the police were present. He then proceeded to the Central Police Station with the piece of skin with the brand as instructed by the traffic rank.

When he returned to the scene with relatives, the cow had disappeared leaving only the ‘guts’ behind.

At this time, Commander Bacchus and other ranks passed by the scene and stopped.

“After learning of the accident and the ranks’ action, the Commander called for the ranks to report immediately to the location,” the police stated.

The patrol ranks claimed that they were involved in an accident while returning to the scene and upon arrival at the scene were found in possession of a piece of the carcass with skin in the vehicle tray.

When questioned, the Corporal stated that he was taking the carcass to lodge as an exhibit of the earlier accident.

The ranks were all placed under close arrest at Central Police Station.

Investigations are continuing.

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