Presidential Guard stabbed in State House attack promoted to Corporal


Presidential Guard Telon Perreira who was stabbed five times by Bethel Chenezie, the man who attempted to infiltrate State House, was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Dr. Irfaan Ali and Commissioner of Police (ag), Clifton Hicken visited the injured rank at his hospital bed on Saturday and promoted him.

Dr. Ali, according to a release from the Office of the President, praised the rank for his bravery and courage.

Corporal Perreira told the President he is eager to return to work.

Presidential Guard Telon Perreira recovering at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (Photo: Office of the President/ December 24, 2022)

Chenezie, who possesses a Nigerian passport, showed up at State House – the official residence of President Ali and his family – demanding to see the President and told a Presidential Guard: “I want the President.”

He then proceeded to stab Perreira five times about his neck and body before disarming a female Presidential Guard and firing several shots at the building.

Chenezie was later three times shot by other members of the President’s security detail.

The perpetrator recently regained consciousness and efforts were made to interrogate him.

The probe into the attack continues.

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