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Guyana: “More charges coming as Singh, Brassington released on $6M bail each”

appear in court handcuffed to answer public misconduct charges

AMID a small protest by their colleagues, former Finance Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration Dr Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington, on Tuesday appeared in court charged jointly on three counts of misconduct in public office.

Handcuffed and escorted under police guard, Singh, 45, of Goedverwagting and Brassington, 50 of Cowan Street, Kingston had only a few hours arrived in Guyana from overseas when they were dragged before the court.

The courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court was packed with People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials along with supporters as the two men were ushered into the prisoners’ dock to be read the charge.

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