CARIBBEAN: Police investigating plot to kill Guyana’s president

By Gary Eleazar
President Granger

President Granger

DEMERARA WAVES – The Guyana Police Force is currently investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger – a security challenge that government is taking seriously.

This was confirmed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who today (April 20, 2017) during a post Cabinet briefing was asked if the administration was aware of the alleged plot and what actions are being taken.

According to Minister Harmon, the administration was supplied with the information by the Guyana Police Force and that the investigation is currently ongoing and as such “I don’t think we are at liberty to disclose.”

He did seek to point out that the investigators have sought legal advice on proceeding with the matter.

Demerara Waves understands that information of the plot surfaced sometime last month with a $7M bounty to shoot at President Granger during one of his outreaches reportedly already being paid.

Assuring confidence in the security forces to protect the president and other elected officials, Minister Harmon sough to point out that “security is not something you play with.”

Speaking to a possible motive, Minister Harmon suggested the president may simply be a victim of his populism across the country.

According to Harmon, “it’s important we understand while we have a popular president there are some times some people who are misguided.”

He suggested that such misguided persons can also be influenced easily into unsavoury copycat practices.

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