The case involving businesswoman Maryann Daby, who is accused of attempting to kill a police rank by pointing a loaded gun to his head and pulling the trigger, has taken yet another turn. This time, it appears that ammunition lodged at the Brickdam Police Station in relation to the case were allegedly switched or misplaced.
On May 2, 2019, Superintendent Gary McAllister, who is attached to the Brickdam Police Station, testified in the matter. In his testimony, McAllister said that he brought one evidence bag from Brickdam Police Station marked GM 35AD2018 with one .32 Beretta pistol marked daa535775 with a magazine, along with four live .32 ammunition and two .32 spent shells.
However, yesterday when the Superintendent showed up to tender the evidence as part of the prosecution’s case, he told the court that he uplifted the evidence bag with a magazine, four live rounds, and two .22 spent shells. These articles varied from his last testimony.
As such, this new revelation caused Senior Magistrate Leron Daly to adjourn the matter until May 23 for reports.
A few months ago, Police Constable John Holder was charged and released on $300,000 bail for willfully attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to this matter. The constable is the key witness.
He was not required to plead to the charge which stated that between August 10 and October 2, 2018 at Georgetown, he willfully attempted to pervert the course of justice by deviating from his statement dated May 13, 2018. Holder during his testimony had told the court he lied in his statement.
According to information, during the investigation Holder gave several statements in relation to the matter. Sometime later, he deviated from his statement and told the court that a top ranking officer instructed him to change his statement to support that of his colleague.
Maryann Daby, 25, of 127 D’Aguiar Park, Houston, Georgetown, was not required to plead to the charge which alleged that on May 13, 2018 at Albert Street, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, with the intent to commit murder, she attempted to discharge a firearm at Police Constable Christopher Kissoon.
It was also alleged that on May 13, 2018 at the same location, she had a .32 pistol in her possession when she was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time.
It was further alleged that on the same day, she had six live rounds of .32 ammunition in her possession when she was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time. She denied the latter two charges after they were read to her.
She is currently on trial in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
According to reports, on the day in question Daby and her friends were at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club. Constable Kissoon, who was off-duty and at the Club at the time, reportedly heard what appeared to be gunshots going off.
While checking for the source of the gunfire, he reportedly saw Daby firing rounds into the air and, as a result, he confronted her.
Daby allegedly became annoyed and pointed a firearm to his head and pulled the trigger. Fortunately, there were no more rounds in the gun.