[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force (GPF) say that a lack of clarification in relation to three statements submitted by Publisher of Kaieteur News Glenn Lall is hindering their investigations into the alleged death threats made against Lall and his staff by Attorney General Anil Nandall.
The police claim that several efforts to contact Lall have been futile; adding that the implicated senior journalist, Leonard Gildarie has also been reluctant to meet with the police.
However, Lall told iNews that he has already given the police clarification to the initial statement he had submitted upon their request.
On Monday last, Lall had submitted to the Deputy Police Commissioner, for investigation, a package containing a diskette with a conversation between the Attorney General and Gildarie which he has interpreted to contain deadly threats against himself and staff.
Today, the Police said they have received three prepared statements as well as the audio recording and a transcript of that recording from Lall.
“The police investigators in this matter have identified a number of issues in the prepared statements that require clarification. They have made several attempts to contact Mr. Glenn Lall in order to have this done, but their efforts have been futile,” a police release noted.
The Police say that Lall was written by Police Divisional Commander of “A” Division Clifton Hicken asking him to subject himself to a police interview but has not done so nor has he made contact with the Divisional Commander regarding the letter.
“The police also made telephone contact with Mr. Leonard Gildharie in order to interview him concerning the matter. However, he has so far shown reluctance in meeting with the police,” the statement added.
When contacted by iNews, Lall said “I gave the Commissioner a statement, the police came to me and they asked me to clarify a few issues in the statement, and I subsequently submitted a further statement to them yesterday… the world has my number.”
He also questioned why Gildarie needed to give the police an interview.
“When they interview the Attorney General then they can interview Gildarie.”
He said the police told him the AG is too ‘big’ for them to interview.
According to the police, without the clarification regarding the statements made by Lall, investigators would be severely limited in pursuit of this investigation.