He further explained that they thoroughly engaged community stakeholders in the aforementioned community, telling them that if there is any problem they should report to the matter to the court of law or to the Ministry of Lands as they were just executing their job based on court order.
He further explained that as they were executing their job youths from the Thomson Bay community started a riot, throwing stones and the police responded by chasing them and also dispatched them with the use of tear gas canister.
Whilst they were calming the situation, some of the disgruntled youths break into Carlton–Carew’s house and damaged his windows, car, and started a fire. Supt. Musa Bandabla added that the scene was really chaotic.
Nurse at the Thomson Bay Clinic at brother market Rebecca Swarray said she went to work early this morning at the clinic as pregnant women normally go for treatments in the morning hours. they were about to commence their usual work when the police burst into their clinic and asked them to stop work and packed their belongings, as the land belongs to Carlton –Carew.
She further explained that the police shattered the hospital and placed some lives at stake, as a woman was in labor during the process. Swarray confirmed that some of their administering drugs were stolen during the riotous conduct.
Rebecca pleaded that the government should help them with a plot of land. In order for them to legitimately construct a community clinic, owing to the fact that the surrounding communities no longer have a clinic and that the community health centre was serving the people from Aberdeen Bridge to Lumley police station.