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Anti-Crime Advocate Freed From Police Custody, Denies Conspiracy To Murder

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Khandi Gibson, founder of Families of All Murder Victims, in a picture from her Facebook page. She told supporters that she was not charged with any offence and added: “I was not nor will I ever be involved in any murder or murder conspiracy.”

By RICARDO WELLS

Tribune Staff Reporter

rwells@tribunemedia.net

PROMINENT advocate for the rights and protection of family members of murder victims Khandi Gibson told her supporters she was happy to be home hours after being released from police custody on Saturday.

In statement on her Facebook page, the founder of the organisation Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM) said she was “humbled” by the love and support extended to her by members of the public after she was questioned by police last week.

“It feels so good to be home,” the statement read.

“I was released (Saturday) at 11 o’clock and I was not charged with any offence. I am so humbled by all of the love and support that you have all extended to me. Reading all of your messages brought tears to my eyes. I love and appreciate you all.”

She added: “I was not nor will I ever be involved in any murder or murder conspiracy.”

Ms Gibson was one of several people who was helping police with an ongoing homicide investigation. Jamaal Huyler, a 34-year-old father of two, was shot in the head and killed while buying breakfast from a popular food stand on Horseshoe Drive on August 10.

Police later said 15 persons, including a woman, were assisting officers in connection with this homicide.

When contacted by The Tribune for comment yesterday, Ms Gibson said she was in the process of organising a press conference with her lawyer about the matter.

On August 5, FOAM, along with the advocacy group Rise Bahamas, organised an anti-crime protest in Rawson Square.

The protestors said they were “sick and tired” of crime and wanted the government’s attention on the issue.

The event was poorly attended, prompting Ms Gibson to say the turnout was indicative of Bahamians’ “all talk, no action” attitude.

Comments

a2z 3 years, 8 months ago

Come on Tribune. Do some REAL reporting. Why was she really detained? What is her SPECIFIC connection to the incident?

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John 3 years, 8 months ago

Fifteen persons detained, was anyone charged? Anyone? The bible teachers us that thieves and murderers " come to kill and to destroy. They must be taken out of society. Not only do they breed more murderers and thieves, but they pass their trade on to others in the community. Gang members/leaders frequently admit that they teach many young men how to become hit men or otherwise lead them astray and more often to an early death.

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