The three men who were arrested for the grenade attack on Kaieteur News over a week ago were today charged and remanded to prison when they made their first court appearance.
Janiel Howard, Alfie Garraway and Leroy Williams were not required to plea to the charge which read that on June 4, 2016, at Saffon Street, Georgetown, they conspired to ’cause by way of explosion with a grenade to endanger life’.
The trio was remanded to prison and will return to Court on July 7, 2016.
Reports are that a grenade had been tossed near the vehicle belonging to the Publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall, while staff of the newspaper was holding a wake in light of the passing of their senior crime reporter and Assistant Editor, Dale Andrews.
The grenade had landed close to the wheel of Lall’s vehicle but had failed to explode. During intense investigations launched by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) several persons were questioned and detained before the trio who appeared in court today was charged for the matter.
When the incident had initially taken place Lall had told the media that his surveillance footage showed that a grey, heavily tinted unlicensed Toyota Spacio rolled up close to his building and that the grenade was lobbed and the vehicle sped away.
Lall posited that he is of the belief that someone was trying to send a message to his company and condemned the act especially at a time when the company was mourning the loss of one of its staffers. (Kristen Macklingam)
Carl Croker photos below show scenes this morning outside the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court