The sexual molestation buggery scandal of Islamic scholar attached to Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana continues
The Muslim Scholar accused of buggering children work for Shaikh Moen ul-Hack, who is the husband of DPP Shalimar Ali-Hack.
Police defend delay in charging Muslim scholar in child-sex scandal
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
In the wake of calls for police to charge the Muslim Scholar implicated in a male child- sex scandal, the Guyana Police Force on Tuesday explained that delays are aimed at ensuring proper investigations are done.
The Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CPA) has been quoted by the state-owned Guyana Chronicle as saying that there was sufficient evidence for police to slap charges on the Imam. And in denying interference in the matter, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack has said “the police are free to conduct their independent investigations and to even proceed with the institution of charges without the advice of the DPP.”
But Police Chief of Criminal Investigations, Assistant Commissioner Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that the police force’s policy is to secure legal advice to ensure that all investigations are completed before the 45-day statutory limitation period.
He noted that the law gives the police the more than 30-day period within which to conduct its probe, send the file to the DPP Chambers for advice and await word on whether more investigations or details needs to be acquired.
Demerara Waves Online News was told that Mrs Ali-Hack had also laid down a rule that all sexual offences cases must go to her chambers first for advice before charges are possibly instituted.
In the latest saga, a medical examination has proven that one of two other boys have had anal sex. The eight-year old boy alleges that the act was committed by the Muslim Scholar (Mufti). The other claimed that he was fondled.
Medical examinations conducted on four brothers, who have made similar allegations against the man, have confirmed that all of them were sexually assaulted.
The offences were allegedly committed between December 2011 and January by the Mufti at a Section D Turkeyen-Pattensen—based Mosque where they had been attending Arabic and Koran classes.
None of the files has gone to the DPP yet for advice since the allegations first surfaced last week.