Romario Toby, an 18-year-old resident of Diamonds Village, has written to the Ministry of Agriculture alleging that two sheep in his care were tied to and dragged by a vehicle allegedly driven by Jennifer Eustace, wife of Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace.
The incident reportedly occurred on Feb. 14, and the younger of the sheep, is said to have died a few days later.
I-Witness News has been unsuccessful in its attempts to reach Mrs. Eustace.
The telephone was either engaged or rang out when we repeatedly called her home on Wednesday and Thursday.
But a source closed to the New Democratic Party, which Mr. Eustace heads, told I-Witness News on Thursday that Mrs. Eustace has travelled overseas because of the death of a relative of her son.
But according to Toby’s written account, about three weeks ago, his bother Tyrell tethered the sheep on property reportedly belonging to Mrs. Eustace.
Tryell did not find the sheep when he returned that evening.
Romario said that the following day, a resident of his community told him that the sheep were tied in a field in Mt Grennan.
According to the letter to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of agriculture, in which Romario ask that he be given a sheep, when the sheep were found in the field in Mt. Grenan, the younger of the two could not stand.
“The four feet and the chest of the sheep were dug up and badly bruised up exposing the raw flesh…” he said, adding that the animal died two days later.
Two persons gave written accounts, saying they had seen the sheep tied to and dragged from a vehicle belonging to Mrs. Eustace.
They further say that Mrs. Eustace was driving the vehicle, and there was a female passenger inside.
The Unity Labour Party group of New York has purchased a sheep for Romario.