Three of the four accused in the Lambirds Academy human trafficking case have appealed to Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, for help in expediting their matter before the courts, asserting that they are innocent.
The three, Kumar Batukbhai Chadasama, Ashwin Kanji Patel, and Gurjeet Singh Vilkhu were charged with human trafficking, along with Lambirds CEO, Doctor Iftekhar Sham
All four men appeared in court today where their case was adjourned to March 16, 2017.
The Lambirds CEO, who is currently out on bail, told reporters outside the courthouse that his three co-defendants are frustrated with the long running case and their incarceration for some three years.
According to Shams, who said he came here as an investor, Saint Lucia is no longer a safe place to do business.
“They bring the people here, the government gives all the licences and on the other hand the police give you false charges and put you in the jail. Do you call this a safe investment country? I don’t think so,” he stated.
Shams declared that like him, his co-defendants are innocent.
One of the co-defendants told reporters that in the case of a recent fatal police shooting at Marigot, the accused officer had been granted bail in the sum of $15,000.
” I never killed nobody and they gave me $100,000 bail,” the Lambirds accused observed, adding that that the case is constantly being adjourned.
“Prime Minister, we need your help,” he declared.