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Region 9 REO Karl Singh shot Gladys Emmanuel, of St. Ignatius Village, in her abdomen while in his vehicle. πŸ—‘οΈAccording to her mother, Valerie George, Singh initially told the family Emmanuel stabbed herself accidentally, then changed his story. 🚨The Guyana Police Force now says Emmanuel was shot accidentally. πŸ“žHere is rest of what her mother told us recently, In The Ring.

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Gladys Benedict

Karl Singh

July 23 ,2021

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The case file on the investigation into the shooting of a 25-year-old woman by Region Nine Regional Executive Officer Karl Singh has been sent to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

This was disclosed by the acting Commander for Region Nine Raphael Rose.  The victim, Gladys Benedict is in a stable condition at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

Last night the police said that their investigation had revealed that the shooting was allegedly accidental.

Singh who has been in police custody since his arrest, was yesterday placed on bail and is to return to the police at Lethem today.

The police in a statement on Wednesday, said that around 11 pm on Tuesday at the Commercial Zone, Lethem, Singh and Benedict were in a motor vehicle belonging to Singh, when he allegedly shot her in the abdomen.

Benedict was taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital by Singh where she immediately underwent surgery. According to police, Singh was subsequently arrested and escorted to the Lethem Police Station where his licensed firearm was seized and lodged.

The victim’s father, Dennis, told Stabroek News that Singh offered to take Benedict and two others home. They were all under the influence of alcohol, he said.

They agreed and Benedict jumped into the front seat of the vehicle while the other two sat in the rear.

She said that Singh mumbled something about someone removing his gun from the car. He then bent to retrieve it and while cocking it, allegedly shot her.

Benedict blurted out that she had been shot and she was rushed to the hospital. At around 12:45 am yesterday, Dennis said they received a call that his daughter had been shot. He said that by the time they arrived at the hospital, she was already being prepped for surgery.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

Statement by Hon. Geeta Chandan-Edmond, MP,
Shadow Minister of Home Affairs
on shooting incident involving Mr. Karl Singh, Region 9 REO
I vehemently condemn the abhorrent and abominable shooting of 25 year old indigenous woman Gladys Emmanuel.
I have taken note of the official report by the Guyana Police Force on this shooting in which Mr. Karl Singh, Region 9 Regional Executive Officer and PPP regional executive was involved and is in custody.
According to the report, Mr. Singh, is being investigated for allegedly attempting to murder Ms. Emmanuel in a vehicle in Lethem.
The report also indicates the incident occurred at about 1am in his pickup on the main access road at Lethem in the vicinity of Kanuku Lodge.
Every life is precious in our dear beloved Guyana and the attempt to end the life of one of our precious citizens, especially a young promising woman, is sadistic and inhuman.
Though far less significant, I also note that this incident occurred in breach of the COVID curfew measures.
This development is symptomatic of the breakdown in law and order in our society since August 2nd, 2020. The Guyanese people have witnessed a significant increase of violence against women and this latest heinous violation of one of our young indigenous women allegedly hands of a high-ranking PPP official must be condemned by all Guyanese.
I call for the following:
(i) a thorough investigation of this incident, free from political interference. The investigation must be concluded speedily so that the all wrongdoing must be dealt with condignly to the fullest extent of the law.
(ii) Mr. Singh, a public officer, to be suspended from all official duties as REO forthwith and for the duration of the investigation.
(iii) women’s organizations, indigenous organizations and all right thinking Guyana to stand up and speak out against the unwarranted violence meted out against our indigenous sister Gladys Emmanuel and on the relentless attacks on our womenfolk.
(iv) on the PPP and its leadership to resist any temptations or entreaties to intervene or to pervert the course of justice in this grave matter and allow the law to run its full course without let or hindrance.

25-Y-O Gladys Emmanuel (Left) and 33-Y-O Regional Executive Officer (REO) Karl Singh (Right)

Mother of woman who was shot by REO says it was β€œaccidental”

The mother of 25-year-old Gladys Emmanuel, who was shot on Tuesday at Lethem Central in Region Nine by the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Nine, Karl Singh, has claimed that she was accidentally shot.

During an interview with They Break News, the woman’s mother, Valerie George, relayed that she was at home when she received the dreadful news that her daughter was shot and is at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

β€œAfter I received the call, I rushed to the hospital, and they were taking her into surgery at the time, so I grabbed onto her hand, and she said mom, mom, and they took her into the theatre,” the victim’s mother recalled.

This publication understands that Emmanuel, who is the daughter of former Toshao Dennis Benedict, is employed as a Pharmacist with Singh’s sister.

β€œThe next day when I go I saw her, I asked what really happened, and she said that she and her sister was getting ready to go home and REO offered them a drop, so she said her sister didn’t want to take the drop because she wanted to go with another girl. She agreed, and they went into the REO vehicle, and they waited for the REO to come; when he come, she said he come into his vehicle, and he had his gun, and he cranked it, and it went off, hitting her in her abdomen.”

The mother said that Emmanuel told her that after Singh realised that she was shot, he said, β€œOh shit, I shoot you,” and he immediately rushed her to the hospital. The woman noted that it was an β€œaccident.”

When asked if Emmanuel and Singh shared any relationship, George said β€œno, they don’t” while noting that her daughter only works with his sister.

Nevertheless, Singh is currently in police custody, assisting with the investigations.


Propagandist at work !!!
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@Spugum posted:

He could hardly string a sentence together but he's the PPP (clown) REO.

Apparently there's no curfew in those parts, he drives around the place with a gun in the middle of the night offering young indigenous girls a lift home. She ends up accidentally getting shot and is now fighting for her life. You couldn't make this shit up!

George Bush jr. could not string a sentence together either but he was commander in chief for the the most powerful nation on earth..what’s your point?
If the intention was to murder that young lady, would he take to a hospital? Doesn’t make sense but nothing makes sense in that shithole place where almost 50% of the people believe 32>33.
The notion that that ppp dude should not be out because of curfew, ask yourself why those girls were out there, had to be some party they had that no one is talking about.
It is well known that robbery in Guyana streets more rampant than anywhere in the Caribbean. That said, what’s wrong with taking precautions driving around with your license gun in the middle of the night? You blurted out that unconsciously but it actually revealed your conscious thinking that a gun would hinder your boys chances to prey on their victims...hahahahaha [maniacal laughter]

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@Django posted:

25-Y-O Gladys Emmanuel (Left) and 33-Y-O Regional Executive Officer (REO) Karl Singh (Right)

Mother of woman who was shot by REO says it was β€œaccidental”

The mother of 25-year-old Gladys Emmanuel, who was shot on Tuesday at Lethem Central in Region Nine by the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Nine, Karl Singh, has claimed that she was accidentally shot.

During an interview with They Break News, the woman’s mother, Valerie George, relayed that she was at home when she received the dreadful news that her daughter was shot and is at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

β€œAfter I received the call, I rushed to the hospital, and they were taking her into surgery at the time, so I grabbed onto her hand, and she said mom, mom, and they took her into the theatre,” the victim’s mother recalled.

This publication understands that Emmanuel, who is the daughter of former Toshao Dennis Benedict, is employed as a Pharmacist with Singh’s sister.

β€œThe next day when I go I saw her, I asked what really happened, and she said that she and her sister was getting ready to go home and REO offered them a drop, so she said her sister didn’t want to take the drop because she wanted to go with another girl. She agreed, and they went into the REO vehicle, and they waited for the REO to come; when he come, she said he come into his vehicle, and he had his gun, and he cranked it, and it went off, hitting her in her abdomen.”

The mother said that Emmanuel told her that after Singh realised that she was shot, he said, β€œOh shit, I shoot you,” and he immediately rushed her to the hospital. The woman noted that it was an β€œaccident.”

When asked if Emmanuel and Singh shared any relationship, George said β€œno, they don’t” while noting that her daughter only works with his sister.

Nevertheless, Singh is currently in police custody, assisting with the investigations.


Propagandist at work !!!

Seems like you have the intell on what really happened, who or what  stopping you from posting it?  

@sachin_05 posted:

George Bush jr. could not string a sentence together either but he was commander in chief for the the most powerful nation on earth..what’s your point?
If the intention was to murder that young lady, would he take to a hospital? Doesn’t make sense but nothing makes sense in that shithole place where almost 50% of the people believe 32>33.
The notion that that ppp dude should not be out because of curfew, ask yourself why those girls were out there, had to be some party they had that no one is talking about.
It is well known that robbery in Guyana streets more rampant than anywhere in the Caribbean. That said, what’s wrong with taking precautions driving around with your license gun in the middle of the night? You blurted out that unconsciously but it actually revealed your conscious thinking that a gun would hinder your boys chances to prey on their victims...hahahahaha [maniacal laughter]

He makes George Bush look a genius. There's a video with him holding some kind of meeting outdoors talking about being in government, making money and getting multi-million dollar contracts. Try to have a look at that to see what we're dealing with here. A jackass who thinks it's his time to mek money

As l said before, you don't understand law and the courts so take your little PPP sound bite and run with it - it was made for simpletons like you - not too complex, not too taxing. You couldn't understand the nuance of the 33/32 argument even if you tried to. Yuh head hard!

He's the PPP's (clown) REO so he's allowed to act irresponsibly re the curfew - the "installed" VP and the President does anyway. But I hope the young girl and her family gets justice. l understand he behaves like a tyrant. Hope she finds the courage to speak out about what actually happened. Wonder if Shuman will make a statement on the matter - lol

#PPP/Failed State/Shithole Country

@cain posted:

So, tell us who shot the girl?

The initial news, before that interview the trigger happy PPP guy was taken into custody for shooting her. Why or how was not mentioned until the mother told the interviewer what her daughter said, which differ from the stabbing herself version she claimed the shooter told her. I did not see any statement from him directly that he denied or admitted it...

APNU+AFC MPs call for thorough probe of REO shooting

July 24, 2021

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APNU+AFC Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday called for a thorough investigation of the Region Nine Regional Executive Officer Karl Singh’s shooting of a woman.

During an APNU+AFC’s press conference yesterday, a number of women MPs from the coalition took the opportunity to condemn the shooting, which the police have labelled accidental based on statements it has received.

β€œI wish to condemn the actions of the Regional Executive Officer of Region Nine,” said Natasha Singh-Lewis, the opposition MP with responsibility for women affairs.

Singh-Lewis further stated that while the most recent reports suggest that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, was accidental, the perpetrator of an act of that nature should not be given a free pass.

β€œIt is not for the police to decide whether the shooting was accidental or not but it is for the court to decide that. It is important that we focus on the facts of this case and call it out for what it is,” she said.

The MP added that she had seen reports of the victim’s mother stating that she observed other signs of physical abuse on her upper body.

β€œI join with my colleagues to call for a fair investigation… free from political interference, free from all interferences,” Singh-Lewis stressed.

Former minister Dawn Hastings-Williams stated that the opposition and more specifically the women parliamentarians of the APNU+AFC have taken a strong stand to condemn the incident. She then called on the numerous women’s organisations and the women parliamentarians from both sides to speak up and stand against all acts of violence.

Hastings-Williams said during the press conference that she was told that the victim’s mother was told that the gun went off and as a result she was shot in the abdomen.

Against this background, she said there are a number of questions that need to be answered as it relates to the incident. β€œI’m calling on the Guyana police force to do what is right, investigate and give us a true report. I am calling for justice…,” she said.

Meanwhile, the MPs called on the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security to assist and provide the victim and her family with psychosocial support.

On Thursday the police had said the file on the investigation into the shooting of the 25-year-old woman by Singh had been sent to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

Singh, who had been in police custody since his arrest after the shooting on Tuesday, was on Thursday placed on bail.

The police in a statement on Wednesday had said that around 11 pm on Tuesday at the Commercial Zone, Lethem, Singh and the woman were in a motor vehicle belonging to Singh, when he allegedly shot her in the abdomen.

He took her to the Lethem Regional Hospital, where she immediately underwent surgery. According to police, Singh was subsequently arrested and escorted to the Lethem Police Station where his licensed firearm was seized and lodged.

The victim’s father had told Stabroek News that Singh offered to take the woman and two others home. They were all under the influence of alcohol, he said.

They agreed and the woman jumped into the front seat of the vehicle while the other two sat in the rear. She said that Singh mumbled something about someone removing his gun from the car. He then bent to retrieve it and while cocking it, allegedly shot her.

@Django posted:

APNU+AFC MPs call for thorough probe of REO shooting

July 24, 2021

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APNU+AFC Members of Parliament (MPs) on Friday called for a thorough investigation of the Region Nine Regional Executive Officer Karl Singh’s shooting of a woman.

During an APNU+AFC’s press conference yesterday, a number of women MPs from the coalition took the opportunity to condemn the shooting, which the police have labelled accidental based on statements it has received.

β€œI wish to condemn the actions of the Regional Executive Officer of Region Nine,” said Natasha Singh-Lewis, the opposition MP with responsibility for women affairs.

Singh-Lewis further stated that while the most recent reports suggest that the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, was accidental, the perpetrator of an act of that nature should not be given a free pass.

β€œIt is not for the police to decide whether the shooting was accidental or not but it is for the court to decide that. It is important that we focus on the facts of this case and call it out for what it is,” she said.

The MP added that she had seen reports of the victim’s mother stating that she observed other signs of physical abuse on her upper body.

β€œI join with my colleagues to call for a fair investigation… free from political interference, free from all interferences,” Singh-Lewis stressed.

Former minister Daw