Prisoner charged for threatening to kill President

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Alim Ally, a Lusignan Prison inmate who had allegedly placed a 911 call threatening to assassinate President David Granger in November last, was on Monday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ courts and charged on four counts.

Alim Ally

It is alleged that Ally whilst in a public place (Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara) telephoned 911 and threatened to kill the President and shoot at the Brickdam Police station with intent to cause fear.

Three charges of a similar nature followed and according to prosecutor Arvin Moore, the telephone calls were made on different occasions between November 10 and November 19 2017. The accused denied all four of the charges read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.

The prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the accused who appeared unrepresented in court and disclosed that Ally was presently serving a five year sentence at the said penitentiary. This objection was upheld by the magistrate who then ordered the accused to return before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

Earlier this year, Andriff Gillard had alleged that he was offered $7 million to assassinate the Head of State and accused popular businessman Nizam Khan of being the mastermind on national television.

An investigation was promptly launched, followed by a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) that was instructed by President Granger himself.  However, the inquiry found that the story told by Gillard was not corroborated.

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