A family in the Cayo District is claiming that the police are abusing their authority. Yesterday, 20-year-old Juan Ico and Marvin Ical went fishing and got into an altercation with persons who live at a farm nearby. Love News understands that the altercation ensued when the persons from the farm insinuated that Ico and Ical hit their dogs. Both men were beaten by the five men at the farm and received various injuries. Both Ico and Ical were then charged and remanded to the Belize Central Prison for kept ammunition, kept firearm and aggravated assault. Ico’s brother, Nectali Ico claims that his brother only has an air gun. He is also concerned about the charges against Ico and Ical since they were the ones who were assaulted and their assailants are free. Nectali Ico spoke to Love News today and had several queries regarding the role of the police in these instances.
Nectali Ico alleged that he was threatened by the police officer who brought the charges against his brother and brother-in-law. We will continue to follow this story.