Rickford Burke wanted by Police in extortion case


The Guyana Police Force has issued a wanted bulletin for overseas-based Guyanese political activist Rickford Burke in relation to a case of extortion in which two reporters have already been charged.

The Police say they want Burke for “conspiracy to commit a felony to wit publication of defamatory libel in order to extort money.”

Burke was implicated by two reporters – Gary Eleazar and Alex Wayne – who were charged and released on bailed this week. They were arrested during a sting operation on Friday.

Afterwards, the reporters were interviewed by detectives and they detailed the plan to extort the businessman in exchange for having an article removed from Guyana News Network, GNN, an online outfit known to carrying libelous and slanderous articles against individuals. The reporters implicated Burke as the person behind GNN.

Burke’s last known addresses are Brooklyn, New York and Bartica.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Burke is asked to contact the Force on 225-6949, 225-8196, 226-7476, 225-2317, 225-8196, 227-1149 or the nearest police station.

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  1. Matthew says

    Doesn’t he have Congressional immunity? Acts like it.

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