By Leroy Smith
Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken moments ago confirmed that six persons are now in custody as the investigation into the tossing of a grenade (which failed to explode) in front of the Kaieteur News headquarters, picks up steam.
Hicken in an invited comment told the News Room that the police managed to recover a car matching the description of the vehicle from which the grenade was tossed on Saturday evening and the owner of the vehicle provided the police with an explanation that is thus far failing to “hold any water.”
The owner of the car reportedly told the police that the car was hijacked, however this was never reported to the police.
The police dug deeper and found out that the man actually loaned his car to some persons and it may have been those persons who carried out the act in front of the entity.
The police received information on the persons who the vehicle was loaned to and they were all arrested and are presently in custody.
The police are now expected to carry out intense questioning, as they seek to get to the bottom of the incident.
The grenade was tossed at the Newspaper’s Headquarters on Saturday night while the staff and its publishers were keeping a wake for the passing of its senior crime journalist and Assistant Editor, Dale Andrews. The grenade landed next to the vehicle of the publisher, Glen Lall but failed to explode.
yesterday Bomb Experts from the Guyana Police Force detonated the Grenade at the Kitty Seawalls but are still in possession of the shell and pin, which would be used as evidence whenever the matter goes to court.