A prime suspect in the grenade attack on Kaieteur News has surrendered to police, just a few hours
after lawmen posted a wanted bulletin for him.
Janiel Howard, 30, called ‘JP’, turned himself in to ranks at the Ruimveldt Police Station yesterday evening.
A bulletin issued for Howard earlier in the day stated that the Lot 322 Section ‘C’, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown suspect was “wanted by the police for questioning in relation to ‘attempting to cause explosion,’ which occurred on June 06, 2016, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, Georgetown.
But police are still to capture 20-year-old Shemar Wilson, called ‘Abdue’, for whom they issued a bulletin last Friday.
The fugitive is from Lot 43 North Sophia, Georgetown, and Lot 51 West La Penitence. Police have stated that he was “wanted for questioning in relation to ‘attempting to cause explosion,’ which occurred on June 06, 2016, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, Georgetown.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts may contact the police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-227, 225-8196, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest Police Station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Among the suspects now in custody is an individual who allegedly handed over money and the fragmentation grenade to the individuals who threw the device near to the vehicle of Kaieteur News
publisher Glenn Lall. He was detained on Sunday.
The suspect was implicated in a number of armed robberies, including one that was carried out at a private hospital in 2007.
He escaped injury in 2009 when individuals shot at a vehicle he was driving. He reportedly traveled frequently to Suriname.
An individual who had borrowed the car that was used in the attack is also said to be among those detained.
But police say that they still don’t know for certain who gave the order for the attack.
Kaieteur News has received information that three persons, including the driver, were in the silver-grey Toyota Spacio from which the grenade was lobbed.
Prior to the attack, the occupants were seen parked in James Street, Albouystown. It is believed that they drove past Kaieteur News twice before returning to James Street.
Minutes later, one of the men exited the vehicle and smeared mud on the rear number plate before the men drove off.
After tossing the grenade, the men headed north down Saffon Street, but later crashed in the vicinity of Norton Street and Mandela Avenue. Three men, including an individual in a hooded garment, reportedly fled from the car.
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