Residents of the Kawfoetoeboi, Bagabaga and Katoenfowrustraat in North Paramaribo are not happy with the way in which the police dealt with the report of a party at home with lawyer Joan Nibte. Informants close to the police say this is the police’s procedure when a report comes in from someone of high standing.
Local residents have informed the strong arm since 2 p.m. that there is a crowd at the address. After several calls, the police never showed up. Local residents have made a video of the number of cars on the site.
Eventually people made contact with the Suriname Herald editors. The editors have contacted district commissioner (dc) Ricardo Bhola of Paramaribo-Northeast. He would call in the COVID brigade. When the DC contacted the police, he was told that it was a seat for five people and that a few people were collecting food from time to time.
A local resident says this is far from the truth. “I saw a bus drop people off at the address. There were also just over 20 cars parked in the backyard. I heard music. I don’t know if it was a DJ or live music.”
After the DC had been notified, the police eventually called at the address at 6 p.m. at the request of the mayor, but did not act. The guests have not been turned away.