Guyana: One of the inmates of the Brickdam Police Station has confessed that he was behind the fire, which almost destroyed the building.
The Guyana Police Force, in their statement, cited, “Greene, an unemployed 26-year-old man of – Lot 2292 Princess Street Lodge confessed on video that he started the fire, which destroyed over 70 per cent of the complex in Georgetown.”
The 26-year-old was detained on October 2nd for an alleged armed robbery, was placed and a cell.
The Police officer asserted the inmate, during his confession, told his investigators that he was being detained for a couple of hours, and he became frustrated to which he burnt the building.
The Police asserted that Greene’s confession was backed up by two other inmates who claimed that the suspect told them exactly how he carried out the destructive act.
The cops further allege that Greene lit a piece of sponge from a mattress, and he fished the lit material through a vent and into a room that was filed with documents.
President of Guyana – Dr Mohammed Irfaan Ali earlier alleged that the incident was politically motivated, but Police did not reveal any link to a series of threats that the head of state announced.
According to some reports, around 11:00 a.m., the fire started in the eastern building of the compound. The governor fire services reached the place on time and were successful in controlling the fire.
A statement from the Department of Public Information (DPI) says Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, the Commissioner of Police and the Divisional Commander informed that there had been no further casualties recorded because of the timely operation of the fire service teams at the spot.
The minister expressed his satisfaction with the response by the Guyana Fire Service and the Police Ranks at the station.