…no info on whether Govt official instructed PoliceThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday afternoon denied that one of its ranks had been verbally assaulted by an A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government Minister after an online article went viral on social media about another confrontation involving yet another official serving within the David Granger Administration.The online article had alleged that Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson had been involved in a confrontation with ranks of the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost after they refused to adhere to instructions from her toMinister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Fergusonrelease someone they had arrested for committing an offence.The offence was said to have occurred on Sunday night when the individual in question was alleged to have been speeding on a motorcycle without a number plate which resulted in him being stopped and detained.The article further alleged that the rider assaulted a Police Constable identified only as “Jacobs” before he was taken to the East La Penitence Police Outpost.It stated that the ranks complained that the Minister in question had verbally assaulted them after they raised objections that she could not instruct them or even threaten them with dismissal. The man was released and the Minister subsequently left.The Police Force in responding directly to the article said that the Police Constable has denied being abused. It did not name him.“Please be advised that the Constable in question has indicated in a signed statement that he was neither abused nor assaulted by the Honourable Minister Annette Ferguson, during the night in question,” Police said.The statement from the Police also said that “it, therefore, makes the publication by the online media entity a total fabrication, which may have legal consequences”.Surprisingly, the Police statement did not provide any other details or confirm whether the Minister had indeed given instructions to the Policemen. Further, it did not state the circumstances that led to the arrest and detention of the man or on what grounds he was released.No official statement was forthcoming on the Minister’s very active social media page about the incident, and efforts to contact her for a comment on Thursday proved futile.
1 You can listen to live La Liga commentary on talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your radio, click here.Sporting Gijon 0-1 Celta VigoSporrting Gijon remained in the bottom three after losing at home to high-flying Celta Vigo.The visitors are chasing Europa League qualification, and the three points picked up tighten their grasp on fifth place.Star player Nolito netted the deciding goal in the second period, although Celta should have been in the lead earlier, with the winger and Iago Aspas spurning chances.Antonio Sanabria had the best chances for the hosts, missing a header in either half, leaving Sporting two points behind Granada in the final relegation place.Athletic Club 1-0 Rayo VallecanoInaki Williams scored a second half winner for Athletic Bilbao, as they moved three points clear of Sevilla into sixth place.The 21-year-old attacker netted after 61 minutes as the visitors slumped to their 15th defeat of the season. They sit three points clear of relegation, but they will be disappointed with the result given their dominance at San Mames.Rayo controlled the majority of the ball, but the Athletic defence held extremely firm, and the visitors tested Gorka Iraizoz just four four times.Paco Jemez’s men should avoid relegation, but they need to turn their possession into threat if they are to move up the table.The hosts are all-but assured of entry into the Europa League qualification phase, but they will be hoping to overtake Celta to secure direct passage into the group stage of the competition.