Information Liaison to the President, Kwame Mc Coy yesterday accused former treason accused, Mark Benschop of threatening his life.
The presidential spokesman said in a statement that around 5:20 PM, he received a death threat via telephone from a voice believed to be Benschop’s and another voice which is unfamiliar to him.
He said the person believed to be Benschop told him that: ‘’Kwame the toxic waste, the war is not over between me, you and your peanut butter crew. I will take your head’’.
Mc Coy said immediately after another person went on the phone and said to him: “You %^&*()$ eye-pass Mark, we gon murder yuh.’’
He said he told the caller, ‘’Come if y’all got belly‘’ and he hung up the phone.
"I have every reason to take this threat serious” said Mc Coy, while mentioning the fact that over the last few weeks Benschop, on his nightly Internet radio programme, regularly announced to his viewers, the directions and descriptions of his(Mc Coy's) house and vehicle as well as those of his staff.
In one instance Benschop told a caller to the programme "these people don't realize that we could reach over their shoulders anytime and touch dem".Persons have cited these statements as well as the comments on Benschop's www.guyanaobservernews.org site as clearly intended to cause the foolish among his flock to harm Mc Coy and members of his staff.
They have also noted Benschop's association with criminal elements, particularly the 5 prison escapees and also overseas based drug dealer, Tookie Van Rossum, who funds Benschop's, terrorist operations as well as his lavish lifestyle.Benschop was also fingered in the murder of Joel Fraser, a local actor who was having an affair with his ex-wife Maria. Fraser was found with his throat slashed on the Georgetown Seawall and Benschop subsequently fled the country.