Three men are scheduled to be charged today for the grenade attack on Kaieteur News, which
occurred just over a week ago.
Police said that those to be charged are Janiel Howard, 30, called ‘JP’, of 322 Section ‘C’, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown; Alfie Garraway and Leroy Williams. Howard surrendered to police on Monday shortly after a wanted bulletin was posted for him. The men are to be charged with “attempt to cause explosion”, an offence that can carry a 20-year prison term.
Police believe that one of the suspects had handed over money and the fragmentation grenade to the individuals who threw the device.
The same individual 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 travelled frequently to Suriname.
An individual who had borrowed the car that was used in the attack is also said to be among those to be charged.
Still at large is 20-year-old Shemar Wilson, called ‘Abdue’, for whom police had issued a bulletin last Friday. He is from 43 North Sophia, Georgetown, and 51 West La Penitence.
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.
Information reaching Kaieteur News suggests that the identity of the mastermind may be unknown to the individuals who carried out the attack. It appears that the main planners ‘contracted out’ the job to other individuals, thus protecting the mastermind’s identity.
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 along 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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