Nigerian shot after intruding into Guyana President’s House

Security agents in the South American nation, Guyana, have launched an investigation into the motive behind Thursday’s intrusion of the State House, Georgetown, by a Nigerian living in the country.

Twenty-five-year-old Bethel Ikenna Chimezie, reportedly disarmed and wounded two members of the Presidential Guard stationed at the official residence of President Irfaan Ali.

Multiple media reports in Guyana said Chimezie struck at about 7.30am when he entered a security room located at the southern side of State House, demanding to see the president.

“I want the President [Mohamed Irfaan Ali])” he was quoted as saying, before pulling a knife from his waist and stabbing a member of the Presidential Guard five times to the neck and body.

Other members of the Presidential Guard Forces rushed to Perriera’s aid.

Yet, the suspect managed to disarm a female member of her 9MM pistol, and moved to an adjoining street where he started shooting at the officers. Some passersby recorded the scene.

Law enforcement officers then gave him a chase and eventually overpowered him after shooting him.

He was subsequently taken from where he was writhing in pain from his gunshot wounds to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for immediate medical attention.

Read more of this story

Visited 212 times, 1 visit(s) today

Comments are closed.