Saturday 24 August, 2019

Benjai's attackers to face legal action

Attorneys for Benjai will pursue legal action against those who assaulted their client.

The attorneys, Gideon McMaster, Keith Scotland and Joel Roper, issued a press release indicating their intentions following reports that the soca star was assaulted in Guyana.

"We say nothing more of the incident at this time, other than to give the perpetrators of this heinous and unprovoked assault the assurance that we have ascertained their identities and will invoke the full legal apparatus against them, including vigorous pursuits of criminal and civil litigation to ensure the justice is served,” the lawyers said. 

Benjai, real name, Rodney LeBlanc, received injuries to his face when he was assaulted following a performance at Palm Court Nightclub in Georgetown, Guyana.

The release corroborated the media reports coming out of Guyana that the singer was with a group of people outside the club when a car reversed into them.

The release said when alerted to the presence of people behind the vehicle the driver alighted and threateningly pointed a firearm towards Benjai and his group. 

Another occupant of the car exited the vehicle and threw a glass object with force towards Benjai.

The release said the singer received medical treatment and is recuperating at home.

 

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