Akili Charles Death | Obituary | Dead | Died | Funeral Plans – We heard about the great loss, that Akili Charles is no more and has passed away. We are made to know about this on August 3, 2022.
Anand Ramlogan S.C. wrote;
It is with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Akili Charles who was murdered last night.
Akili was an extraordinary young man with great potential who genuinely wanted a better life. It would be wrong to assume that he was just another “bad boy” who was on the wrong side of the law. Truth be told, he did everything humanly possible to stay away from a life of crime and paid the ultimate price for resisting the pressure from criminal elements.
The culture of criminality has penetrated and engulfed certain communities to such an extent that the stark reality is that young men are faced with only two choices, submit and join criminal gangs or be a dead example to others who hesitate.
Painting Akili with the broad brush of criminality is the easier option for many. Linking Akili, the murder victim with the murderer is a coping mechanism which allows us to carry on with life as normal and not confront the flippant indifference and lack of social reaction with respect to crime.
Psychologically, we put a distance between “us” and “them” and this provides the justification for the lack of anger and outrage that our conscience should feel when people are murdered with impunity daily. It’s easier if we simply say “he was probably involved in something gang ting” or assume that he was involved in some wrong doing and “that’s why it happened.” That type of justification enables the “it won’t happen to me” mind set which is comforting to the average citizen.
Akili had no criminal convictions and was freed of the murder charge which was brought against him because there was simply no evidence against him. The court dismissed the matter against him on a no case submission. He was robbed of 9 years of his life in prison awaiting his day in court. His desire to be an advocate for change within the criminal justice system earned him both positive and negative attention.
Coming on the heels of the judgement from the Privy Council in Akili’s favour it is only natural for people to question whether Akili’s murder had anything to do with his success in the court. If it did, it is an outrageous and sinister attack on the justice system itself as it shows that unpopular judgements can bring social revenge. Such behaviour is a threat to the rule of law and undermines the legal system.
If that is where we have reached as a society then we are not simply a failed state – we are a decaying state that refuses to confront the raw and ugly reality all around us as we slide deeper and deeper into the social abyss and coma that defines our present existence.
This is not a case of a family saying he was “a good boy” when in truth and in fact he was not. Akili was a decent, humble, gentle and respectful young man with a lot of ambition. His murder is a sad reflection of the growing reality for young men that no good should be allowed to flourish in the midst of evil. His death should spark national outrage and anger but it will not. Until we confront the reason for this we could never truly progress as a society. After all, we are conditioned to believe that there is nothing such as a decent, innocent young man from certain communities and we are encouraged treat them with the presumption of guilt instead of innocence.
Akili fought to make a change to the system to combat that injustice and that was his contribution towards building a more fair and just society.
May his soul Rest In Peace
His Legal Team
Anand Ramlogan SC
We mourn with the family of Akili Charles for this great loss. Please received our heartfelt condolences. Kindly leave a tributes and your condolence messages below to honor the passing of our beloved person.
Akili Charles Cause of Death
Akili Charles cause of death has never been made public. We will surely update this news as soon as we are able to get more information regarding this. We pray that God grants those mourning this death the strength and the courage to carry on. Losing a beloved one is one of the most difficult feelings on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone going through a difficult time, caused by this death.
For every start of a journey, there must be an end. The journey of the deceased has sadly come to an end on earth. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Tributes to Akili Charles
Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of Akili Charles death was made known to the public. Life is not something scary, I don’t think. I think it’s like taking a nice, relaxing massage after a full day’s work. In the end, you have to get back up and go to work again someday. That’s life, death and the economy in a nutshell.
Akili Charles Obituary | Funeral Arrangement | GoFundMe page
At the moment, we are not sure if any GoFundMe me account was created on behalf of the dead person, either to fund the funeral arrangements or created on behalf of the family.
Although funeral arrangements have yet to be announced, it goes without saying the family is dealing with a devastating loss and could use your support. On behalf of the family, we are asking for your prayers, love, and support during this very difficult and painful time for them.
If there is any GoFundMe page created or any information you think we should know about, kindly use the comment section. May the deceased rest in peace.
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This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.
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