Attorney General meets with family of murdered State Counsel

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Attorney General Anil Nandlall, SC has expressed condolences to the family of the late Asasha Ramzan- Charles, Attorney-at-Law (Left) Dead: Attorney-at- Law Asasha Ramzan-Charles (Right)

Attorney General Anil Nandlall, SC on Wednesday met with the family of Attorney-at-Law Asasha Ramzan-Charles who was shot dead by her husband the day prior.

During the meeting, he offered his condolences personally and on behalf of the Attorney General’s Chambers and Legal Affairs Ministry to the late woman’s mother and relatives.

Ramzan-Charles, 31, a State Counsel attached to the Attorney General’s Chambers was shot twice on Tuesday by her husband, Peter Charles, a 31-year-old barber, who is reportedly a licenced firearm holder.

Dead: Peter Charles

The incident took place at Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD).

They Break News understands that Charles, and his wife, who had only been married for four months, were in a parked vehicle when he shot her and then fatally shot himself.

Ramzan-Charles was a recent graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) in Trinidad.

In a statement shortly after the murder-suicide, the Attorney General’s Chambers said it was deeply saddened by the passing of Ramzan-Charles who started working there as a State Counsel in October 2020.

Having completed her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the HWLS, it disclosed that the woman was called to the Guyana Bar in November 2020 and thereafter joined the Litigation Department of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

According to the AG’s Chambers, Ramzan-Charles distinguished herself as a confident, hardworking, able, and driven Attorney-at-Law who brought the highest levels of professionalism and proficiency to every matter in which she was involved.

It noted that she was concerned especially about the plight of the ordinary Guyanese.

“Ms. Ramzan was actively involved in numerous public outreach programmes, including assisting with the land regularization programme of the Ministry. She often accompanied the Honourable Attorney General Mohabir Anil Nandlall SC MP in his public and community outreaches, as part of her demonstrable commitment to assist the ordinary Guyanese. Ms. Ramzan also worked closely with the General Register Office (GRO), providing legal advice on a ready basis to the Registrar on a variety of legal matters.”

The lawyer, the AG’s Chambers said, would be remembered by her colleagues as energetic, focused and ambitious in all of her professional pursuits.  The Chambers went on to note that her dedication to her work is a hallmark of her tenure, for which she stands recognised.

“These character traits equally applied to the vigour with which she spearheaded cultural activities within the Ministry, including Mashramani, Phagwah, Divali and Eid, Easter and Christmas celebrations,” said the Attorney General’s Chambers.

She was also a former student of the Annandale Secondary School and the University of Guyana (UG).


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