Following the recent conclusion of Carnival 2016, the Police Administration has described this year’s festivities almost incident free.
According to the police, Barring a few wounding incidents, associated with the T-Shirt Mass last Saturday, and reports of vehicle breakings, the carnival activities went relatively well.
However, last (Tuesday) evening the police was forced to bring the Last Lap celebrations to a halt, when 25ys-old Oniqua Phillip of New York, residing at Green Bay loss her life tragically in a traffic accident.
Phillip was among a band of revelers following the “Mist” Mass Troupe on Independence Drive, when she allegedly fell under a truck trailer and was crushed. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
The police said immediately following the incident, several verbal warnings were issued for people to disperse from the city, in order for them to effectively carry out their investigations and to prevent any breach of the peace.
Meanwhile, the police have refuted reports of any shooting and stabbing incidents coming out of the Last Lap celebrations last evening.
According to a Stratcom release, No reports of any shooting were ever reported to the police throughout the entire carnival season. In light of that, the police have issued a stern warning to members of the public, who take it upon themselves to maliciously and insensitively circulate such false information on social media.
“It is a very dangerous practice, and those involved are asked to desist from doing so. Anyone caught in this act will be charged for ‘Causing Public Mischief’, as well as for committing offences under the Electronic Crimes Act of 2013.”
The Commissioner of Police, Wendel Robinson on behalf of the entire Rank and File of the police force, also used the opportunity to thank the general public, including the media, for the overall support given to the police throughout the carnival season.
Commissioner Robinson also expressed his sincere condolences to the bereaved families, who tragically lost loved ones as a result of traffic accidents.