DEADLY CHASE: Former beauty queen recalls harrowing ordeal being mistakenly pursued by army officer

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Former beauty queen, Alana Seebarran
Former beauty queen, Alana Seebarran

Former beauty queen Alana Seebarran, in a statement to the Guyana Police Force, has outlined her shocking and harrowing experience of being mistakenly pursued by car during a high-speed chase through the streets of Georgetown by the now dead army intelligence officer, Robert Pyle.

Inews obtained a copy of the statement that Alana gave to the police, the full (unedited) version of which has been published on this site (click on link below).

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It should be noted that Alana Seebarran is the wife of opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament and Attorney-at-Law, Charles Ramson Jnr.

In her statement to the Police Criminal Investigation Department, Alana recalled that on the evening of December 30, she and her brother Raymond Seebaran visited her Lot 116-117 Cowan Street, Kingston home to pick up supplies for her young baby, when the ordeal began unfolding.
She said upon arrival at her home about 20:30hrs there was no vehicle or persons in the vicinity, but upon exit she observed two men in the middle of the road, dressed in plain clothes and looking in the direction of her home.

The former Miss India Worldwide said she became nervous and she along with her brother proceeded quickly to lock the gate and headed to their vehicle, when one of the men on his cellular phone was saying, “they coming out now… they coming out now”.

Alana said as they approached their vehicle, one of the men who remains unknown to them said, “can I have a minute of your time?”

The mother of a young daughter said she became very concerned and nervous and urged her brother to enter the vehicle to which he complied.

She explained that the man walked towards the passenger side where she was seated and signalled her to lower the window. Her brother then lowered the window about two inches.
“The man did not show us any form of identification but mumbled he was from the Special Crime Organisation and that ‘we need you to wait… our boss is on his way.’ I became very scared as the man had no uniform, never stated his name nor did he show us any identification, so I told my brother to drive away,” Seebaran told investigators in her statement.

She noted, however, that her brother faced some difficulties in driving off as a white car came close behind theirs in an attempt to cut them off, but they eventually managed to elude the men and drove west on Cowan Street, by which time a silver car came into their path forcing them to stop.

“A man came out of the silver car and started to shout at us and bang on our vehicle’s bonnet with his hands. I started to scream for my brother to drive away and he found a small pathway between the trench on the southern side of the street and the parked silver car and drove away heading west on Cowan Street,” the young woman recalled.

She said fearful for their lives her brother began speeding as the two vehicles continued to follow them.
Alana recalled that as they proceeded east along Carifesta Avenue the two cars were still trailing their vehicle and she contacted her father via telephone who advised that they drive to Kitty Police Station.

She recalled that the white car at one point pulled alongside theirs in an attempt to cut them off, but was forced to abandon the manoeuver since there was another vehicle just in front of them.

“After we passed the car which was immediately in front of us, the white car moved towards the southern side of the carriageway and drove alongside us when I felt an impact on our vehicle in the vicinity of the right front wheel area and observed that the white vehicle then careened on the southern side of the carriageway when I heard what sounded like a loud collision. I was still scared and told brother not to stop and that we must go right away to the Kitty Police Station as my father suggested.”

The woman said they drove to the Kitty Police Station but after telling ranks there of their ordeal they were advised to drive to Alberttown, since the incident occurred in that police district.

Seebaran said while there a report was made and they were told by the ranks that “we were free to go home.”
Out of fear they asked that the sergeant escort them home, which he did.

 

BUNGLED SINISTER OPERATION

It should be noted that Sergeant Plye was at the time part of a team providing surveillance and intelligence gathering work at the private residence of NICIL’s Head, Winston Brassington whose house is said to be located near the Seebarrans (no family relations).

He died after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a canter truck while trying to block a vehicle (driven by Alana’s brother) which had moments ago left another house in the vicinity of Brassington’s Kingston, Georgetown home after his first attempts to have the occupants exit their vehicle failed.

During the high-speed vehicular chase, the GDF Officer’s vehicle reportedly slammed into a canter truck on Carifesta Avenue resulting in the death of three persons, including his wife Stacy, along with the driver of the canter, Linden Eastman.

The circumstances surrounding the death of the army officer has since been shrouded in controversy and has been one of the hot topics of discussion over the past several days, more specifically as it relates to numerous conflicting reports that have emerged about the covert operation he was involved in at the time of his demise.

It is understood that Sergeant Pyle was called out to duty on the night of December 30 to engage in a stakeout operation in relation to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) investigation into the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). At the time, he had just picked up his wife, Stacy, from her workplace at the Davis Memorial Hospital and was heading home.

The late GDF Sergeant, Robert Pyle
The late GDF Sergeant, Robert Pyle

The incident has sparked much controversy and brings to the fore many unanswered questions within the public domain. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has since demanded to know why there was surveillance on Brassington’s private residence; who authorised the GDF rank to conduct surveillance; who gave political direction to SOCU to conduct surveillance; and who instructed the GDF to assist SOCU in any investigation among other questions. Further, the PPP expressed that this particular incident resembled several during the Burnham era when the misuse of the security and intelligence community for political purposes was rampant.

 

29 COMMENTS

  1. Guyana need help. Guyanese need protection from the PNC phantom squad. The PNC need to put an end to the soldiers spying on us. PNC need to stop setting criminals free! Who will protect us from the PNC criminals and soldiers?
    HELP! HELP! WE NEED HELP! PLEASE AMERICA HELP US!!
    Only America can save us from this dictatorship.

  2. Madmaxx:…sorry for you…you really need some help…please seek it…consult your priest as a starter…it is free..

  3. All indians should just leave Guyana.No matter what their fiancial or intellectual status is they are not safe there amyore.

  4. Dis is not Creole , it is the made up gibberish, of people that have their own way of communicating between a few, and pretending that Guyanese can read and write it.Schuups!

  5. Unbridled, covert operation. How can an operation, that should not have happened in the first place, go so wrong. Review you oversight protocal completely, and ensure the discscipline of your operatives. I am sorry for the families of those that died, especially the civillians, who were completely innocent. A huge apology should be given in person, to the Seebarans/Ramson jr, by The COP and COS. However, I would still sue their asses off. It is against the law to do what they instructed to be done.

  6. Philip and others like him only look at indo news, May 11 i came out to vote, so thats why you and other have to start living as Guyanese and stop the Indian bullcrap,,,

  7. How about you and company build a ROGER KHAN monument, if you all had 5 more yrs in office we would be renaming Guyana ,,,GUYINDIA, your pain began on May 11 the day Guyanese will see a CLEAN city,criminals like you and company paying your taxes,and much more,the lawlessness you all enjoyed for 23 yrs came to a screeching halt,,Guyanese will enjoy living, You and company can migrate to INDIA ,,many of you sell your souls to go to America, The President is not Indian,,but 19 plus of you pay 1 million each to a thief of your own kind to back track to enjoy a great life, you never read the new of you creeps loosing money to get a visa to India,,,

  8. Victor…OK …I get it …Freddie has a Personality conflict Disorder…I will not pick on the chap anymore…I can say however that he did perform well politicking on their stage last election…Kudos to him…

  9. It’s n shame that the soldier and his wife died. No sympathy. Their superiors should stand the cost of the funerals, not the tax payers.

  10. What a sloppy intel unit this is, if it was indeed a true intel work. This more appear like a kidnap plot using state apparatus. Intel people dont chase to arrest, they work relentlessly to gain intelligence without being noticed. These PNC cowards needs to go back to classroom. where are the Human rights, women rights, where is nageer?? Speak up!!!

  11. You are right to name MADMAXX.Your name suits the things that you are saying. Like you are from another planet? Yo got to be living in a cave and only comes out when it is dark.

  12. If you’re insinuating that the likes of Mr. Ramson and his wife were or are persons from the underworld or connected to persons in the underworld then your name “Madmaxx” really suits you. When the phantom squad was carrying out their hits it wasn’t aimed at Afro Guyanese alone you moron! Check your records it was both races that suffered at the hand of that underworld squad. Up until now 8 months into this government we are still waiting on the allegations of alleged corruption to be proven true. My learned friend maybe you can explain to the rest of us what is the connection between Mr. Brassington, MP Ramson and his wife to this so called undercover operation that Harmon, Granger and Felix are carrying out. That they would stoop so low is not surprising. After all remember the leaked recording of Felix and Basil wanting to plant drugs on someone! Really sterling characters right Madmaxx? They can’t even open their mouths to say anything about this act of terrorism that has been carried out on MP Ramson’s wife. Not even an apology! Totally absurd and ludicrous behavior from people who are so called leaders. No wonder as soon as it happened the other imbecile talking about extending an “olive branch” to the PPP. Guilt is a real KILLER! No pun!

  13. Watch court roundup and see what race faces the court daily fool. Go check the prisons and conduct an analysis!! Come back and write here who are criminals.

  14. If a black man approach anyone in a vehicle, almost anywhere in the world, they would try to drive off. Think about it. Look at the news and you may get an answer as to why.

  15. Freddie is not the mouth piece of the PNC,APNU+AFC or the AFC he is just a voice, I don’t think he has blind loyalty to any body or group. His voice and pen has work for and against both the PNC, (in all its formation) and the PPP (in all its formation), and the WPA also. Both the two major party have use him to further their agenda when they needed to and then leave him in the wilderness when they achieve their aim.
    His strength is that he is good at writing, and articulating, and they both use him for this. His weakness is that he don’t forgive so easily and personalize conflict and difference making it into a personal battle to the disadvantage of the greater good. if things continue the way it is going don’t be surprise to see his pen turn into a sword against the Government.

  16. I now feel for my 11 percenters Jhaatee and naggermanmooto…Need I remind them about Vincent Teekah?…We in Guyana do not need a big fan when the thing hits….We have really nice breeze coming from the sea wall…

  17. Madmaxx…yes..that PPP terrorists did eliminate those 400 plus or minus freedom fighters who were helping Indo Guyanese…I do feel your pain…They should rename the Stabroek market Mr Fineman Market….You must have earned distinction in pivoting college…

  18. Its so nice to see when the shoes on the other foot how it affects the other. Many of you forget when the PHANTOM squad led by the PeePeePee was killing and chasing afro Guyanese men and women. You all said nothing. If you dabble in shit as they all been doing for 23 yrs you will smell stink, had it been an indian man approaching the vehicle on the day in question would these fools drive away? NO. They only scared of blacks, you ever see one afro Guyanese con these ppl with VISA rackets? NO. But how many times you see these fools paying millions to the own kind and getting con,all she got to do seeing she is not Guyanese and as explained by many of you INDIAN will be to go home to India.

  19. Burnham —yes our girls are under attack again .Why do you think these low lives bring back the Peoples Militia —-to force our girls once again to be their sex slaves–it happened during PNC days and its back—

  20. Where are the APNU mouth pieces and the one who wants to be mayor. These are the ppl that blame the PPP for Crum’s death. Are they now in hiding afraid that they will be next–Roger is in jail so who doing the killing now -Pyle and his partner will rot in hell. Well soldier bai was there during the Kabaka days and he was part of the team and now he is in charge what do you expect will happen. When dag accustomed to suck egg he can’t change — Welcome to the reform PNC party –Indians we have to wake up and very soon too.

  21. Forbes dont fuget dat jhaateewah and Niggermoottoowah ah PNCites now lol an dont leh dat mix up race ting fool yuh ..ob and esmile are deadly pncites they would kill fuh pnc lol

  22. Indian girls are under attack again! Why is the GDF and their soldiers spying on people and cannot see when Venezuela helicopter landed in Guyana?
    The British high commisio need to question the GDF about their missing citizen.
    SHAME ON THE PNC and all PNC supporters!

  23. This is not good for our government. …much more so to this family…regardless of how you spin this…I believe that Naggermootoo is messing his shorts…he is next in line to be picked off by his cohorts…

  24. Justin…what is your problem with the PNC?…they are our brothers and sisters..PNC bloggers would refer to blacks..ie PM Hinds… in the PPP as uncle toms….well…you have a lot of AUNTY TOMS in the PNC…in the likes of naggermootoo and Jhaatee..and they are taking it in well..

  25. Guyana has a long time to go!…Go where?…the only place they are heading for is a bigger pit latrine…ask Freddie…the PNC mouthpiece…he will tell you the same..

  26. Are you suggesting that Jhaatee and Niggermootoo leave Guyana also….we have a unity govt in Guyana…what is your problem padna…Emile and OB are of mixed race…wha dem go do?

  27. So these guys did not show any ID, and then endangered the lives of not only the siblings but also others on the road eventually leading to the death of the canter driver.

    Given what has transpired in Guyana in recent times, with criminals in police uniform s robing people etc., you can imagine why ordinary citizens would be fearful in such a situation.

    I call for all police officers uniform or not to properly identify themselves by showing their IDs and Badge. Also if citizens request their badge number, they should provide it without hesitation. Guyana has a long long way to go..

  28. So now it’s not just Brassington that these people after they after A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT WIFE???? This is the most disgraceful act that this administration can ever do. This is now getting extremely dangerous. Guyanese people our lives are in grave danger with this military ran governemnt. All of you “Vote like a bosses”, look alya “boss” votes results. It is time that this PNC way of politics be brought to an end. Guyana is on a downward spiral and the salary increased PNC ministers could care less about the future of this country. This defacto governemnt must go. They are an incompetent bunch of nincompoops, charlatans of the PNC days. Back once again with the aid of external forces who assisted with rigging an election and lying to the electorate. Anyone who is anyone must come out and condemn this despicable act of local terrorism. Enough is enough. Call a fresh elections as many have lost confidence in this governemnt.

  29. EXCLUSIVE – Carifesta crash: Alana Seebarran recounts harrowing experience…in statement to police
    East Indians get out now out of Guyana since this is PNC country now and no one dare stop them from doing what they want::

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