Wanted man surrenders to police
-accompanied by lawyer
June 15, 2003
Wanted man, Ivor Glen yesterday morning surrendered to police at Wales, West Bank Demerara, accompanied by a lawyer, days after an arrest warrant had been issued in connection with attempted murder and robbery under arms.
The 32-year-old Glen, who is 5’6” and whose last address was given as Vriesland Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD), is believed to have presented himself to the police at around 6:00 am yesterday in the company of attorney, Nigel Hughes.
Hughes declined comment on the matter and also would not state whether he was representing Glen.
Stabroek News understands that Glen was later transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) headquarters at Eve Leary where police are said to be continuing their investigations.
A police press release confirmed the surrender of Glen while also stating that Hughes and Prime News Editor, Adam Harris had accompanied him to the Wales Police Station.
Harris told this newspaper that Glen had been picked up from a night spot called Free and Easy, WBD, and taken to the Wales station even as police combed the backdam for him.
According to Harris, preparations for his surrender were advanced since Friday after a person claiming to be a relative called the Prime News studio and advised them of his intentions.
Efforts to reach a lawyer were not successful until about 3:00 pm, by which time the Demerara Harbour Bridge was closed to traffic.
In the meantime another appointment intervened, requiring that the lawyer travel out of town, Harris recalled.
He said he had made approaches to the army to provide cover for Glen’s surrender but they had declined on the grounds that they had to be invited by the police.
He next contacted Deputy Commissioner, Winston Felix who in turn is said to have alerted the Divisional Commander about the impending surrender and the likelihood of Glen being accompanied by civilians.
However, Harris said he was astonished when he heard that the police, instead of awaiting Glen’s surrender, were hunting for him. He said the manhunt continued up to 5:00 am with the search at one point passing Glen’s hiding place.
It was while the police were in the backdam, that Harris and Hughes snatched Glen from his hiding place and rushed him to the station out of fear of being confronted by the police.
Glen, for whom an arrest warrant had been issued by Acting Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen on June 11, had been wanted for the attempted murder of Ramchandra Mohan of Vive-La-Force on May 26.
Glen is also accused of robbing Ramsaroop Mangal during the course of which he placed a gun to his head while demanding cash.
Police in a June 11 press release had appealed to Glen and five other men including Mash Day prison escapee, Troy Dick to turn themselves in.
That release had further described the six men as armed and extremely dangerous but had said that they could surrender in the presence of an attorney and other interested persons.
The six were: Glen, Dick, Paul Pindleton also called ‘Serra man’; Rondell Wilmot Rawlins called `Fineman’; Anthony Charles called ‘Kussum’; and Michael Anthony Sandiford called ‘Rasta man’ and ‘Mo Fire’.
The police release yesterday welcomed the move by Glen and renewed a call for the other wanted persons to turn themselves in.