CAPITOL NEWS --- Fifty-two year-old Bibi Safaoora Salim, of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo was this morning (March, 31) taken into police custody for questioning, following her infamous Facebook post, “Granger want a bullet in head…I am out of a job now because of them,” which sparked criticisms from all quarters of society.
The police are searching for two more persons, who are overseas- based Guyanese, for also posting racially-inciting comments on social media against President David Granger and Guyanese of African ancestry.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Capitol News that the woman remains in custody for questioning at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters, Georgetown.
These persons could be charged under the, “racial hostility act, for attempting to incite excitement, hostility or ill-will on grounds of race.”
Meanwhile, Canadian-based Guyanese businessman, Victor Singh’s Facebook account also had disparaging comments against Guyanese of African descent. However; in a statement to the media, Singh is now claiming that account is, ‘fake’.
“I arrived at the conclusion of the attempts to implicate me because my photographs were taken from my authentic Facebook profile and imported into the contentious post on social media. I can with complete confidence say that the particular fake profile bearing a similar name to mine is no way connected to me,” the statement read.