…after failure to attend court
Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday issued a warrant for the arrest of Kevin McDonald, who was detained by the Police after he attempted to arrest a man while pretending to be a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officer.
Nicknamed “Brother Fraud”, McDonald of Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara, has been charged by the Police with two counts of abduction, one of which was allegedly committed on Ryan Gonsalves, one of the persons he tried to arrest.
McDonald was instructed to appear in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday before Magistrate Daly to answer to the charges but failed to make an appearance and as such an arrest warrant has been issued for him.
Reports are that McDonald, a former member of the Guyana Police Force, attempted to arrest the man in the vicinity of Thomas and Middle Streets, Georgetown.
According to information received, he was decked with a body camera and handcuffs while driving a heavily tinted white Toyota Premio car.
McDonald then exited the car and approached the young man, informing him that he was wanted for the possession of narcotics and would be taken to the Brickdam Police Station. The young man, however, refused to go with “Brother Fraud” and demanded that he properly identify himself.
McDonald failed to provide any form of identification and the young man resisted his arrest. It was then he attempted to force the young man into his car. By that time, Police on patrol noticed the commotion and went to the scene.
This prompted McDonald to jump into his car and speed away. By then, Police ranks were already hot in his pursuit and cornered him. Unable to provide identification to substantiate his claim that he was a CANU officer, he was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station.
He was released on bail pending his court appearance. While he was a policeman in 2015, he was charged with forging receipts to the former Culture, Youth and Sport Ministry and Universal Machinery. He was found guilty of the offences and sentenced to pay a fine of $400,000. It was reported that McDonald was found guilty by the Magistrate in absentia.