Annette Ferguson charged for cyberbullying senior GDF officer

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Former Junior Housing and Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson was today slapped with a cybercrime charge over a social media post she made concerning a killing squad. 

The APNU/AFC Member of Parliament appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

The charge alleged that on June 15, 2021, she used a computer system to publish or transmit data with intent to humiliate, harass or cause substantial emotional distress to senior officer of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel Omar Khan. 

Attorney-At-Law Lyndon Amsterdam was represented, and she was released on self-bail. She will make another court appearance on July 26, 2021. 

The police had arrested Ferguson on June 30 following a complaint by Khan over the MP’s post, which stated that he would be in charge of a “killing squad.”

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