Following his arrest on Monday for making several death threats against Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo along with other People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarians on his Facebook page, Berbice resident Tameshwar Beekham has since confessed to the act.
Beekham has been on a rant recently, via his Facebook page, speaking about “assassinating” the Opposition Leader, who is also a former President, as well as several other party members.
The man was arrested and detained at the Springlands Police Station on Monday following Police searches in the area. He was then transported to Georgetown and handed over to Police at the Criminal Investigations Department, where he was questioned in connection to his Facebook threats.
According to Police sources, the man has confessed to investigators and the matter will now have to be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
Tameshwar had taken to his Facebook page, where he ranted over the idealisation of the APNU/AFC government’s accomplishments and visions of Former President, L.F.S. Burnham, and openly stated his intentions to target the PPP’s Freedom House headquarters and “murder” Jagdeo and as well as other PPP/C officials.
Meanwhile, Police had recently detained a 52-year-old woman, who was believed to have posted racially-inciting social media comments about African Guyanese, and what appeared to be a threat to President David Granger.
The woman has since been passed through the courts and was charged for attempting to excite hostility on the grounds of race contrary to Section 2 (1) (C) of the Racial Hostility Act, Chapter 23:01 of the Criminal Offences Act. Her Facebook post stated that “Granger want a bullet in head…I am out of a job now because of them.”