A prince is being protected, a murder covered up and Nandlall complaining about social media
Earlier today, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall SC, reported that he met with representatives of the United States of America law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice, New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force as well as Special Agent Diplomatic Service, US Embassy, Georgetown, Guyana. According to the AG, the US team updated the Attorney General on a number of areas in the legal sector that the United States Government will enlist the support of the Attorney General’s Chambers, in particular organized financial crimes, extraditions, deportations, and the prosecution of fugitives who may have committed offenses in either Guyana or the USA, or in both countries. According to the AG, in his FB post, he expressed his concerns about “the issue of persons operating on the airwaves and in the social media, resident in the United States but by their constant publications, threatening peace, stability and public order and exciting racial hostilities in Guyana as a new and emerging problem which will have to be confronted sooner than later.” The AG is of course referring to US-based opposition activist, Rickford Burke, who has been engaged in a war of words with the minister. The Attorney General said that he told the delegation that even the US Ambassador to Guyana is the subject of attack from these reckless and fringe elements. I am not sure where the AG is living. He had made it clear that he wanted to become president of Guyana, losing out in the presidential candidate race with now President Irfaan Ali. A glaring case where a murder/execution was committed across State House, home of the President, in front of Palm Court earlier this year has pitted two major business families and men against each other. We are talking about Azruddin Mohamed and Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan. Mohamed has been described as the local sheik whose love for fast cars and expensive toys and women have been closely followed on social media. Khan, living a quiet life, has had harsh words for the killers of his friend, Ricardo Fagundes, who was with him at Palm Court but came outside on Main Street earlier this year where waiting gunmen ambushed and shot him more than a dozen times. The killers have not been caught and there is evidence that big players are involved. Azruddin whose father, Nazar Mohamed, is a supporter of President Irfaan Ali and the ruling People’s Progressive Party has been suspected as being the mastermind of Fagundes’ execution. Security cameras footage mysteriously disappeared. The lawyer for the family just happens to be the wife of the current Crime Chief. The AG, instead of talking about Burke and wasting our time should have been asking for the US’ help on solving Fagundes murder. But then again, it could be reasonable to assume that there would be no hurry by the police or the government of President Ali and Bharrat Jagdeo to solve this crime…nobody wants to trouble the local sheikh.