Lawmen threaten to arrest attorney and his client for allegedly obstructing justice

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OBSERVER Newsco: The police have threatened to arrest and charge attorney Wendel Robinson and one of his clients, whom they claim are obstructing their investigation into a criminal matter.

Robinson, a former commissioner of police, is representing a woman involved in a cybercrime investigation.

He said his client was taken into custody and her premises and phone were legally searched. His client was also discharged.

“They had my client in custody. They told my client that they can get the information off the phone so they don’t need her any further,” he said.

But Robinson explained that days after his client was discharged from the station, she was called back to assist the police in getting information off the phone.

“I said to the police that they needed to get a proper search warrant again to search the phone because they were of the view that they could have gotten into the phone and one doesn’t know what they did with the phone or how they tampered with it.”

According to the letter obtained by Observer media and signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police Cordell Ogarro, Robinson and his client were given until 11 am today to make themselves available at the Regional Cyber Lab.

Both parties were instructed to bring along the cellphone and the passwords to access its data.

The letter stated that police would not hesitate to lay necessary charges against them.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. ..:Tick – tock!
    ..:Tic – Tok!
    …the lizard run S’him foot!
    …and, then reappear!
    …’cause, S’him entrance could not be found anywhere!
    …so, tell the lawyer!
    …we already know!
    …just how, this story go!
    …so, Papi come in and blow
    ..:’cause Obsti would say
    ..:at the end of the day
    ..:nutten, Tarl go so!

  2. Look at how cream as they say raises to top. Many have tried to keep this man down, but watch him rise. He is a reminder of the importance of hard work, education and proper career planning. Agreed he is human, hence not perfect. Some as they say want to be like Mike, but its easier to try in many (not saying all) ways to be like Robinson. Hope, he is also helping to mentor some of our young people. National awards letter getting typed soon

    • MY FRIEND TEN – GOT A FEW POINTS:- LAWMEN GOOFY LETTER…?

      (i) …Read Section 18 (1) ‘Cyber Crime Act’ [No. 14 of 2013].

      (ii) ….An offence can only be committed under this Section for refusal when ‘Court’ issued
      ‘…COMPULSORY ORDER.’

      (iii) …Section 18 (4) …Makes it an offence after such Order was made and accused still
      ‘REFUSED’ to comply.

      WALK GOOD TEN.

    • Our policemen need to get their act together. The statistics has indicated that several cases have been lost in court by the police bcuz they are not properly prepared. This case may be another one. I am sure Wendell is going to beat them to their own game.

  3. I am not a learnt individual but this story does not make sense. Did the ASP demand that the lawyer and client show up with password for the phone otherwise they will be arrested? Suppose the client cannot remember the password? How can they prove whether the person remember or not?

    • IF IT MAY HELP

      From a ‘…Privileged Copy’ (Now writing a Commentary- ‘MONKEY CLIMBING UP WRONG TREE).

      FINAL PARAGRAPH:

      ‘You, along with your client Natasha Nesbitt are hereby ‘formerly’ (should be formally) informed and instructed to make ‘your selves’ (yourselves) at the regional Cyber Lab at Langford’s Police Station on Thursday 24th March, 2022 at 11.00Am in the forenoon to produce the above information as required by law.

      Your further refusal or failure to do so, the police won’t hesitate to prefer the necessary charge(s) against you and take you before the Court to answer to the Complaint(s):
      Respectfully,

      Cordel O’Garro
      Assistant Superintendent of Police
      For Officer i/c CID, CRO, Youth Intervention & Narcotics.

      It is ‘NOT’ for any lawyer to hand over Client to the Police or that which might be ‘REQUESTED’. No one is so obliged.

      The ‘Cyber Crime Act’ [CCA: Section 18 (1):No. 14 of 2013] sets out just what the Police ‘…SHALL DO.’ No other way.

      The Police may apply to Court for ‘…COMPULSION ORDER’ or persuasively make a ‘REQUEST.’

      If the ‘REQUEST’ fails, then they ‘SHALL’ apply to the Court. ‘

      Do have a read for yourself.

      An offence is committed under ‘SECTION 18 (1) as stipulated [ Section 18 (4)].

      • Some of them police officers stupid and dunce. No wonder they can’t solve crime. What is educational requirement to be a police officer?

  4. How you search a person phone without a warrant. If you have reason to believe a crime was committed then get a warrant unless you witch hunting. What is missing here?

  5. If the ABLP isn’t corrupt then the “Honourable” Gaston Browne needs to intervene immediately and show the citizens of Antigua 🇦🇬 that he’ll not leave any stone unturned to get to the bottom of this serious matter.

    DANCE A YARD, BEFORE YU DANCE ABROAD GASSY …

      • That’s why they put leg irons on the covid protestors but none on all the accused murders. But the AG did say they will see.

  6. Do you charge a person without the evidence and then threaten to arrest the if they don’t provide the evidence? If they don’t comply, are they then charged with not helping to find evidence to implicate themselves? If the police think there is evidence on the phone, how come they lack the skills to retrieve it.

  7. So … they take away bramble fone ….arrest her….when they couldnt get in the fone bcos they needed password to get in mindyou they ddnt even HAVE A PROPER SEARCH WARRANT …they then threaten to charge her for NOT helping them gather info to charge her…..I SEE…

    SO ONCE AGAIN THE USELESS POLICE AND THEIR USELESS CYBER LAB FAILED TO BREAK THE PSSWRD….SO BRAMBLE MUST COME ANDHELP THEM OR MORE CHARGES …OBSTRUCTING EVIDENCE……HOW DUNCE

  8. If some of those in higher places of the Force only had a brain.Could you imagine how advanced the personnel in said Force would be.

  9. My friend Rawlston Pompey TENMAN needs to take your advice and stop running off his mouth. What he needs to focus on is the nonsensical position of the police.

    • MY FIREND
      As you know, not a darn thing they could do to ‘…Attorney Wendell Robinson.’

      The acting DPP, Joanne Walsh ‘…MUST GIVE CONSENT’ to the Police to institute criminal proceedings’ [Section 26: Cyber Crime Act: No. 14 of 2013].

      ASP O’Garro seemed to have ‘…Jumped even before he hears the gun.’

      In a sprint, he sure would be ‘…DISQUALIFIED.’

  10. Rubber bullets and tear gas was legal to break up a peaceful demonstration.

    Gaston Browne controlling all a dem and he must be removed and voted out then prosecuted to the fullest extent so we can get justice.

    That full a mange dutty Gaston Browne must go.

  11. Jumbie really know who to frightened . How the police charge anyone when they're engaged in threat n intimidation.

    Lol what joke Police in Antigua .
    You’re threatening to arrest and charge both Lawyer and client unless they come down to your Cyber Kitchen I mean Lab and help you to convict their very self ? WTF#@*!

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