UPP Caretaker Remains in Police Custody

United Progressive Party caretaker George Whenner remains in Police Custody assisting them with investigations after he owned up to a video circulating on social media which promotes violence against certain members of the government, including the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House.

That is according to Police Spokesperson Senior Sergeant Frankie Thomas who spoke with ZDK News moments ago.

The former Defense Force Captain turned himself over to the Police on Monday accompanied by his two attorneys, Leon Chakku Symister and Charlesworth Tabor.

Thomas told ZDK News that up to press time no charges have been laid against Whenner and it is still too soon to tell if the politician will be charged after violating provisions of the Electronic Crimes Act and or the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

After turning himself in, a number of UPP supporters gathered outside the Police Station where Mr. Whenner is being held and called for his release.

Last Thursday, Parliament altered their usual schedule to address the matter as it was described as being urgent public business. Prime Minister Gaston Browne moved a resolution in Parliament condemning what he described as opposition incitement to assassinate members of parliament.

He further called on all Antiguans and Barbudans and the opposition to publicly condemn the act and to disassociate themselves from the named caretaker.

 

News Reporter

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