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Man, who allegedly threatened to assassinate President Ali arrested

Arrested: Marvin Richmond

35-year-old Marvin Richmond, who allegedly threatened to assassinate President Irfaan Ali during a protest on Tuesday, has been arrested.

The Director of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), Mark Ramotar, made this revelation.

“Investigators have so far confirmed that this individual was treated on several occasions by a psychiatrist,” Ramotar said in a brief statement.

In a Facebook live stream of Tuesday’s violent protest by a Member of Parliament (MP), Richmond was observed saying, “we will be killing the President too.”

The MP’s response was “emotions are running high,” in which President Ali has since expressed his disappointment.

The Head of Statement revealed that he would be asking the Parliament “to pass a unanimous resolution decrying political violence and threats of assassination. Because, in order to build one Guyana for all, we must speak with one voice that threats of political violence and assassination will not be tolerated in our democratic society.”

It was noted that the GPF launched an investigation into the threat. The protest came on the heels of a post by a controversial Facebook page posing as a news agency, that the rank who executed Quindon Bacchus had been freed from custody.

The post has since been retracted, and the police have assured citizens that the rank remains under open arrest and is confined to the Police Headquarters.

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