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Criminal and civil litigation against perpetrators coming

Published: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Benjai’s lawyers go after attackers
Rodney “Benjai” La Blanc

Soca artiste Rodney “Benjai” La Blanc is recovering at home following a brutal attack outside a night club in Guyana on Sunday morning.

A media release from Le Blanc’s attorneys Gideon Mac-Master, Keith Scotland and Joel Roper, states that the artiste had just wrapped up his performance at Pulse Entertainment’s soca theme party at the Palm Court Night Club, Georgetown.

Le Blanc was standing in a nearby car park in the company of his manager and other people when the driver of a vehicle in the car park reversed into them. When alerted to the presence of the group, the driver came out and pointed a firearm at them. At that time, the other occupant of the vehicle exited the passenger’s side and hurled a glass object at Le Blanc.

“We say nothing more of the incident at this time, other than to give the perpetrators of this heinous and unprovoked assault the assurance that we have ascertained their identities and will invoke the full legal apparatus against them, including vigorous pursuits of criminal and civil litigation to ensure the justice is served,” the release stated.

Le Blanc was the feature act in the Palm Court Night Club’s Easter Phenomenon party.

Guyanese news site Newsourcegy reported that Le Blanc was struck across the face with a bottle following an altercation with club patrons. He was standing outside the club chatting with a group of fans when a car almost reversed into the group.

The report stated that one of the fans allegedly knocked on the car to let the driver know that he was too close. The driver, a regular at the club known as Imran, got out of the car and began shouting at the group. Le Blanc attempted to quell the situation and the driver threatened him with a firearm. Another occupant then got out of the car and struck him with a bottle across his face with a bottle.

He fell to the ground with blood gushing from deep cuts close to his ear and jaw. He was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency treatment. It was reported that he received over 20 stitches. Le Blanc filed a report with Guyanese police before leaving the country.