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Man charged with libel over remarks against PLP leader 

Private investigator Oswald Samuel Poitier was on Monday charged with intentional libel regarding remarks made about Opposition Leader Philip Davis on social media.

Poitier, 43, entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.

Police arrested Poitier in San Salvador over the weekend in respect to a complaint made by Davis in December 2020.

Poitier is accused of intentionally defaming Davis in messages that were recorded and published on the social media platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp, sometime prior to November 16, 2020. Poitier alleged that Davis had “instructed persons to hurt, take out and kill other people”.

McKinney set Poitier’s bail at $5,000 with one or two sureties. He has to report to Carmichael Road Police Station once a month until his trial is concluded.

Poitier’s trial has been set for June 29.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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