Prisoner threatens to kill President

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The Guyana Police Force on Thursday, November 22, 2017, confirmed that it is investigating a threat to the life of President David Granger and members of the Police Force by an inmate of the Lusignan Prisons.

The threat was made on Sunday, November 19, via a telephone call from a mobile device from within the walls of the prisons to 911. The person who reportedly made the call has been identified as Alim Ally, who was convicted of assault and has been a guest of the state since June 27, 2017.

Commissioner of Police (ag), David Ramnarine told the media today, November 23, that significant progress has since been made in the investigation. News Room understands that although the call was made since Sunday, it was today that the police were able to trace the origin of the call to the Lusignan Prisons.

Director of Prisons (ag), Gladwin Samuels told the News Room that it was only today that he became aware of the development when he was contacted by the police who enquired about the prisoner.

Asked about the development today too, was Crime Chief (ag), Paul Williams who said that he was aware that a call was received at the 911 system and that the individual threatened to kill the President and members of the force.

But the Crime Chief told reporters that the call was “anonymous.”

At the launch of the 911 system earlier this month, the Guyana Police Force boasted that they now have the capacity to trace and track unknown calls that go through the system.

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