A 64-year-old man from Triumph on the East Coast of Demerara was today remanded to jail after he was charged for issuing death threats against the President of Guyana.
The man, Motielall Balkarran, allegedly called the 911 emergency line to issue the threats.
The Court was told that on the 20th March at Triumph, East Coast Demerara, Balkarran made a phone call to the 911 Emergency Service threatening to kill the President by setting off a bomb at the President’s office.
It was further alleged that the same accused on the same day issued other death threats against the President by calling the same emergency system. He also reportedly used foul language against the emergency operators.
The man’s Attorney, Tiffany Jeffrey, said that her client was never placed on a voice recognition verification process and she claims that there are several persons who live in the same house.
She further made an application for bail, but that was denied.
The accused was remanded to jail until April 16th.
At least two other persons who also called the emergency line are expected to face similar charges this week after they made similar threats against the Head of State.