The 25-year-old Nigerian, who dedicated a brazen act offensive on the official residence of the President of Guyana, Irfaan Ali, was incarcerated for the tried homicide of a presidential guard and discharge of a loaded firearm.
Bethel Ikenna Chimezie, of Ninth Avenue, Business, East Coast Demerara appeared earlier than Chief Justice of the Peace Ann McLennan at Georgetown Magistrates Court docket on Thursday, January 19, 2022.
He needed to be helped into the courtroom by courtroom officers as he’s nonetheless nursing a gunshot wound to his leg.
The primary cost alleged that Chimezie, on December 15, 2022, in Carmichael Avenue, Georgetown, unlawfully injured Presidential Guard, Telon Perreira, with intent to commit homicide.
The second cost alleged that, on the identical day and on the identical location, he discharged a loaded firearm at Presidential Guard Quacy Cummings. The unrepresented man was not required to plead each counts.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Vernette Pindar-Whittaker informed the courtroom that on December 15, at round 7:30 a.m., Chimezie went to the southeast entrance of State Home and spoke with Perreira.
Chimezie informed Perreira that he wished to see the president, Dr Irfaan Ali and had an appointment with him. Perreira directed the accused to the seating space as he tried to substantiate he had an appointment.
In accordance with Pindar-Whittaker, Chimezie bought upset, bought up from the seating space and tried to cross the safety hut contained in the State Home compound.
Perreira tried to dam Chimezie however the man pulled a knife from his shoulder bag and stabbed him 5 instances. The boys bought right into a struggle and a girl from the Presidential Guard got here to Perreira’s rescue. She pulled out her service revolver, however Chimezie managed to disarm her.
Cummings, who was on the southeast entrance, intervened, however Chimezie fired three photographs in his route. Chimezie then tried to flee on foot.
Nonetheless, Cummings drew his service weapon and fired a bullet in his route, hitting him in the precise leg. He fell to the bottom and was arrested.
Perreira and Chimezie have been rushed to Georgetown Public Hospital the place they each underwent surgical procedure.
Pindar-Whittaker informed the courtroom that Chimezie was launched from hospital on January 16 and located to be mentally match to face trial. The Chief Justice of the Peace despatched him again to jail till January 26.
Following the assault, Perreira, a gendarme, was promoted to the rank of corporal for his braveness.