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Alleged plot to shoot President

first_img– Minister HarmonPresidential security has been beefed up following allegations that a group of high-profile individuals are planning to shoot President David Granger should he step out of his secure zone in one of his public outreaches; and the Guyana Police Force has been assigned to thoroughly investigate this report.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, confirmed on Thursday that Government is very much aware of such a plot, and he said the security presence around the Head of State has been reinforced. The information, he said, has been culled by the police from an ongoing investigation, and advice is being sought from the police legal advisor.“Since it is one of these ongoing investigations, I don’t think we are at liberty to disclose in any greater detail the nature of that investigation,” Harmon said as he responded to questions at a post-Cabinet media briefing; but he expressed confidence that the security service being provided to the Guyanese Head of State would be well able to keep him and all ministers safe.“I want to re-emphasise that security is not something that we play with; it is something that the professional people know what they do. They put measures in place, but sometimes you….find that security runs against presidents who are popular and want to embrace the people, as our president is,” he said.Guyana Times understands that some high-ranking police personnel may be part of the plot, but Harmon has said he is not aware of such information; what he knows has been provided by the police administration.The probe was launched following the recent revelation of a young man who appeared on a local televised interview claiming that he had been offered some $7 million and a high profile weapon to assassinate the President.last_img read more