Friday, May 26, 2017. The National Evangelical Association of Belize is taking a firm stand behind one of its own.
Pastor Louis Wade from Belmopan, who is also a television station owner and operator, was criminally charged in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court last week.
The charges of common assault and use of threatening words were brought against Wade following an incident six months ago in Santa Elena town.
Wade maintains his innocence and says the police are refusing to follow up on his claim that he was the one who was assaulted by the son of a government minister, arising out of the same confrontation which reportedly took place at a sporting venue in Santa Elena Town.
The statement from NEAB says that the organization and its two hundred and fifty members nationwide are shocked and outraged at what it calls, “the bogus and biased charges brought against one of our pastors, Pastor Louis Wade Jr.”
The NEAB release goes on to say, “this type of biased and corrupt “law enforcement” happens repeatedly and is part of why crime, violence, injustice, and corruption continue to be the order of the day in our nation.”
NEAB goes on to say that police have totally ignored and not taken statements from witnesses supporting Pastor Louis Wade’s innocence for 6 long months while embracing multiple bogus witnesses’ version of an event that never occurred.
NEAB says that the whole event is recorded on video and is demanding that San Ignacio Police and national leaders, overseers, and authorities do what is right. Louis Wade was released on bail of four hundred dollars.