Police investigators are probing a complaint filed by a 13-year-old East Coast Demerara School girl and her mother against freelance radio announcer Ossie Rogers who is attached to the National Communications Network and NTN 89.1 Radio.
According to the complaint, it is alleged that the announcer who hosts a programme titled “Happy Hour” on NTN and “Caribbean Morning” on NCN repeatedly slapped the 13-year-old girl at her home after he accused her being “too close” with and texting a 15-year-old school boy that he Rogers is reportedly friendly with.
Investigators visited the girl’s industry home on Thursday midday where the young lady and her mother related to the Police that Rogers turned up at their house and launched a vicious physical attack against the teenager after he accused her of sending text messages to his phone which were really meant for her young friend.
The girl’s mother told News Source that she was in her house at the time and was forced to rush to her daughter’s aid. The announcer stormed out of the yard shortly after while allegedly hurling abusive words at the two.
Police sources have indicated that they intend to make contact with Rogers to get a statement from him about the alleged incident. The 13-year-old girl has provided police officers with a medical report of the injuries to her face.
There are several dark marks on the girl’s face. The investigation is ongoing.
Late last year, Rogers was found guilty in the courts of resisting arrest and failing to comply with a lawful direction by a police officer. He was fined and ordered to complete community service as part of his sentence. When he did not show up to complete the community service hours, an arrest warrant was issued for him by Magistrate Alex Moore.
He had accused the police of being abusive to him in that case but the evidence pointed in another direction.