‘Me cyaa even eat’ - Watchman traumatised by discovery of boy’s body

November 20, 2020
Wayne Sinclair, watchman at Lionel Town sewage treatment plant, points to the location where the body of Oshane Banton was found last Saturday.
Wayne Sinclair, watchman at Lionel Town sewage treatment plant, points to the location where the body of Oshane Banton was found last Saturday.

Wayne Sinclair, a watchman at the sewage plant where the body of six-year-old Oshane Banton was found last weekend, said he has been left traumatised by the incident.

"I feel so bad because me deh here a work and me know the little boy. Me feel real bad cause a somebody weh me know good. Me cyaa even eat," he said.

Sinclair, one of three guards assigned to the plant, told THE WEEKEND STAR that access to the premises is limited, adding to the mystery of how young Oshane's body came on the property.

"We have one key for the small gate. Only the [National] Water Commission people come over here or somebody from the company or somebody from NEPA (National Environment and Planning Agency) or somebody from the health department," he said.

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has launched an internal investigation into circumstances which led to the discovery of the body of Banton on the compound of its Lionel Town, Clarendon plant.

When asked if it was usual for children to venture close to the property, he said, "No children come nowhere here because from long time the boss told we that no children, no goat, no animal must be no where over here. From I'm working here I never see no children here."

- Olivia Brown

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