Namalco CEO pleads not guilty to DUI, accuse officers of assault

Namalco CEO pleads not guilty to DUI, accuse officers of assault

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Namalco Construction Services Naeem Ali brought three charges against the officers who arrested him in July.

Ali, 43, was stopped along Suchit Trace in Penal on July 1 after he was caught driving recklessly.

He, at first, refused to take a breathlyser test when asked and failed it after it was administered. He was also rude to the arresting officers and tried to evade them during the incident.

He was arrested and charged for three offences: driving under the influence, resisting arrest and assaulting constables Christopher Nanan, Satish Ramlal and Maxine Timothy.

He was granted bail of $50,000 and appeared before a Magistrate on Friday.

However, when he appeared before a magistrate at the Penal Police Station, he pleaded not guilty to the charges and instead brought charges against the three police officers who arrested him.

Ali claimed that the officers stole $200,000 from him and assaulted him, causing bodily harm.

He also said that he was a victim of a “vicious and brutal assault by persons in plainclothes claiming to be police officers”, and that he was “the subject of a brutal assault and other matters, which left me physically, mentally and emotionally scarred.”

The officers also pleaded not guilty to the crime and have opted to seek legal counsel at the next hearing.

The matters have been adjourned to August 25.