Attorney-at-law James Bond said he was standing on Linden Drive last night and was arrested at 22:20 hours by Assistant Superintendent of Police Ally for breach of curfew and hosting an event.
“I was placed in the prison van. Subsequently, eight other persons were placed in the same van. I spent over three hours in the said van. At 02:10 am (this morning), I indicated to a rank of the Vigilance Police Station that I would like to urinate and he opened it seven minutes later,” Bond said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
He added, “I saw everyone else being processed and sent on $10,000 bail but I was told that I was not being placed on bail and that I had to spend the night in custody and that was the instruction of the Commander Mr. Parsaram. So I’ve spent approximately 9 hours in custody simply because an officer of the law feels I don’t have the right to freedom.”
Bond’s statement further reads, “This morning I was placed on $40,000 bail 4 times what everyone else was released on. Thank you Guyana Police Force for discriminating against me.”
Earlier this month, Bond the proprietor of Cigars and Cognac, a bar and lounge which is located at Melanie, on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) was charged with breaching the restrictions on social activities.
The Break News understands that Bond and Krishnan Ross were slapped with four counts of breach of restrictions on social activities. They both appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court where they pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were released on self-bail.
The matter has been adjourned to December 17, 2021.