New York-based Guyanese political activist, Rickford Burke has rubbished the wanted bulletin issued for his arrest by the Police and is accusing the government of now using the police force to go after its political opponents and critics.
A wanted bulletin was issued for Burke’s arrest by the Guyana Police Force on Friday evening for questioning, one day after Burke’s Attorney launched a multi-milion dollar lawsuit against the Vice President for statements he made against the activist.
In a statement yesterday, Rickford Burke said the bulletin for his arrest is unlawful and the Police Force has now found itself being used to obtain political revenge against those who condemn the government and its failures.
He said he is not moved by the wanted bulletin and has informed the New York Police Department and the US Federal Bureau of Investigations of threats being made to his life since the bulletin was issued.
In recent weeks, the political activist has accused the government of being racist and taking actions to harm the Afro-Guyanese community. The government has not officially responded to his claims.
The Guyana Police Force issued the wanted bulletin seeking his arrest for questioning in about a number of offenses that contravene Guyana’s cybercrime legislation, according to the Police.
The alleged offenses are reportedly in relation to recent online talk show interviews given by Burke.