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Man brutally assaulted by cops charged for allegedly robbing Venezuelan 

A man who was seen on a widely circulated video being brutally assaulted by members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been charged for robbing a Venezuelan national.

Twenty-one-year-old Clive Fields also known as Anthony Prince of Tucville Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to a charge of robbery with aggravation. He was released on $30,000 bail.

It is alleged that on January 3, 2021, in the vicinity of Demico House, Stabroek, Georgetown, he robbed Ricky Menque of a Samsung smartphone and $25,000 cash.

According to reports, on the day in question, the 31-year-old Venezuelan had exited a minibus and was walking on the pavement in the vicinity of Demico House. Soon after, he was approached by three males who pounced on him and relieved him of his valuables. The men then made good their escape.

At about 17:00hrs on the said date, Prince was arrested based on information received and was positively identified by the victim to be one of the individuals who robbed him.

Following the assault on the man by cops, there has been heavy public outcry and calls for a thorough investigation. In fact, in other sections of the media, it was reported that the man’s mother is calling for justice for her son.