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Bahamas: Hank Johnson says he is the “victim” in altercation; dismisses calls for his resignation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Central and South Eleuthera MP Hank Johnson today dismissed calls for his resignation over an altercation involving his wife, brother-in-law and a “female friend” last week.

The MP issued a statement giving his side of the story and declaring himself the “victim” in the matter.

Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle confirmed last week that Johnson filed a complaint with police alleging he was assaulted by his brother-in-law while visiting the friend in Coral Harbour; and that Johnson’s wife filed a counter-complaint against him.

Johnson noted: “Political mischief-makers have suggested that I resign over this most unfortunate incident.

“There is no reason for me to step down from my parliamentary duties, as I am the victim in this matter.”

The MP declared that “every member of the public has the right to walk about in a safe and non-threatening environment”.

His statement claimed: “The man who assaulted Stephen ‘Hank’ Johnson, the member of parliament for South and Central Eleuthera, will be formally charged with causing harm in the Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, January 27.

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