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Police investigate plot to kill Guyana President


Police investigate plot to kill Guyana President

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GEORGETOWN – Minister of State Joseph Harmon has confirmed reports that the police are now investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger.

During a post Cabinet press briefing on Thursday, Harmon said the Granger administration got word from the police and that a full-scale investigation is in progress.

He did not disclose details but added that investigators had sought legal advice concerning the matter.

“It is important that we understand that while we have a popular president, we always have to be careful,” Harmon said.

He added that the administration had full confidence in members of all of the security forces to protect the President and all Ministers of the Government.

The Minister echoed sentiments expressed at his last Press briefing when he emphasised the importance that the government placed on security.

“I want to re-emphasise that security is not something we play with… and we have professionals in place who understand this and put certain measures in place,” he said.

The information regarding the possible assassination plot has been with the police and the administration for almost two weeks now.

It is believed that the plot may have prompted the recent heightened security arrangement and restrictions during the last sitting of the National Assembly. (CMC)