Roger Khan Deported: Held immediately for Ronald Waddell and Donald Allison murders

Deported convicted drug lord , Roger Khan held immediately  on arrival in Guyana

Roger Khan

Guyanese Shaheed ‘ Roger’ Khan, who was deported from the United States (US) Friday night, was immediately taken into custody for the murder of African rights activist, Ronald Waddell and former boxing coach, Donald Allison, his lawyer Glen Hanoman said early  Saturday.

“He is going to be kept in custody. The police are investigating two matters….I was informed that allegations were put to him in my absence. Those allegations related to the murder of Donald Allison and (Ronald ) Waddell and that he would be kept in custody pending investigation so there has been no decision but they are investigating those specific matters so I think we have to allow those investigations to continue,” Hanoman said.             

Speaking with reporters shortly before 2 AM Saturday shortly after talking with Khan at the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, Eve Leary, Hanoman said as far he was aware police investigators and the Director of Public Prosecutors Chambers  had advised that they do not have evidence on those matters to charge Khan.

“I am aware that there is no evidence on either of those two matters and I am also aware that legal advice was given to the police that there  was no evidence on which any charge could be laid so the only logical thing is that they hope to get some sort of evidence from him which I doubt that they will,” the lawyer said.

Ronald Waddell.

Waddell was gunned down in his car outside his seaside Subryanville, Georgetown home in January 10 2006. A United States (US) informant, Selwyn Vaughn, had testified in a US court  saying that he had been a member of an alleged death squad that had been headed by Khan, and he had known that the drug  trafficker had ordered the hit on Waddell. Allison was shot dead outside the Ricola Boxing Gym in Agricola on the East Bank of Demerara, on September 8, 2005 because he had been believed to have been supporting heavily armed gunmen in Buxton.

While Hanoman could not claim to know everything, he  said as far as he was aware there were no statements to implicate Khan in those murders. He said he was not surprised that Khan was arrested. “It is not unexpected given all the gossip and politicking that has gone on around this gentleman,” the lawyer said.

In and out of government, the People’s National Congress Reform-dominated coalition had accused Khan of being at the centre of a death squad that had been responsible for the deaths of 400 mainly Afro-Guyanese during the “troubles” of 2002-2008, which had begun after the escape of five dangerous criminals on February 23, 2002.

Court records in a US appeal case-United States Court of Appeals,Second Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee–Cross–Appellant, v. Robert SIMELS, Defendant–Appellant, Arienne Irving, Defendant–Cross–Appellee” state that , “Vaughn testified that on one occasion Khan asked him to verify the location of Donald Allison, an enemy of Khan’s. Donald Allison was the brother of George Allison and a relative of David Clarke, both potential witnesses against Khan. Just after Vaughn informed Khan of Donald Allison’s location, gunmen drove up and murdered him. On another occasion Khan instructed Vaughn to report the location of Ronald Waddell, a talk show host who regularly criticized Khan. Vaughn did so, and gunmen drove up and murdered Waddell.”

The prominent criminal lawyer  said he and Khan protested the fact that police had been recording their conversation and the cameraman eventually relented. Hanoman said his client told him that he was happy to  return to Guyana.

Khan was expected to be moved to a minimum  security police station on the outskirts of Georgetown, and  Hanoman said he was satisfied with the security arrangements that have been put in place for his client.

Donald Allison

The American Airlines commercial flight at about 11:36 PM, brought home Khan who spent about 10 years in a US jail from the time he was caught in neighbouring Suriname and whisked off to New York via Trinidad to face trial for drug trafficking.

Khan was believed to be a key figure in a group that had hunted heavily armed criminals. He had even boasted of preventing a coup against the Bharrat Jagdeo-led administration.

Jagdeo has sought to distance himself from Khan and has repeatedly said if he is found culpable he should face the law.

Evidence led in a New York court had shown that then Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy had signed a letter approving the purchase of sophisticated telephone interception and location equipment.

Khan and several of his cohorts had been arrested with such equipment and guns and ammunition at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara.

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  • kamtanblog  On September 21, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Interesting legal/national developments.
    Am sure all the evidence neccessary to
    incarcerate this criminal for life can be
    obtained by poo poo via Interpol.
    My concerns are “how corrupt” is the
    judiciary in Guyana…and if this criminal
    is tried and convicted in Guyana how will
    the political jackasses address the issues
    prior to elections. Will this criminal be set free
    -I’m bail until his trial ?

    More questions than answers

    Not long before all is revealed.

    Kamtan

  • kamtanblog  On September 21, 2019 at 4:31 am

    As far as I am aware
    The law in Guyana states
    “You are innocent until proven guilty”
    The law in USA states
    “You are guilty until you prove your innocence “

    Kamtan

  • Jasmine  On September 21, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Unbelievable….Hanoman refers to Khan as “this gentleman”.

    • Trevor  On September 22, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      What else would you expect him to say of his client, who is his bread and butter, and would likely assassinate him if he spoke ill of RK?

  • Clyde Duncan  On September 21, 2019 at 11:53 am
  • Trevor  On September 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Is Roger Khan going to snitch on those who were part of the Phantom Squads? Are they hiding in secret bunkers hidden atop their seven story malls in GT?

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On September 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Ronald Waddell endangered Indian lives by issuing open threats against Indians.

    Also note this Quote fro the article about “heavily armed criminals” whom Khan is said to have been hunting down.
    “Khan was believed to be a key figure in a group that had hunted heavily armed criminals. He had even boasted of preventing a coup against the Bharrat Jagdeo-led administration.”

    Eusi Kwayana in The Morning After (“the warning of an impending military coup” writes Horace Campbell in the Foreword) says that TV host and 2001 PNC candidate, Ronald Waddell, when the PNCR did not win had called for a “revolution” – a coup against the PPP gov’t – after which Indians would be stripped of citizenship.

    Kwayana also stated that Waddell had called for boycott of Indian businesses; and Indians who did not support the PNCr should seek protection at the PNC HQ – meaning every other Indian was fair game.

    Kwayana compared the threat as reminiscent of the Rwandan genocide.

    VedaNM.

    • Trevor  On September 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      So killing someone for ranting against the PPP drug empire is the way to go?

    • guyaneseonline  On September 23, 2019 at 3:17 am

      Veda: (From Cyril Bryan)

      I do not usually get involved in discussions on this blog, however I have decided, reluctantly, to so so now.
      I am a personal friend of Eusi Kwayana. and have known him since the late 1950’s as a student at his County High School in Buxton.
      I have also read most of his writings and I am concerned that you are using his name to back up your arguments…. especially as they relate to being anti Indian and supporting genocide. Eusi Kwayana is definite not a racist or anti-Indian.

      I also know Horace Campbell very well. We were both at York University – graduating in 1971. Horace is a Jamaican. I would not use his quotations – if you say that they are correct — as a reflection on Eusi Kwayana and his writings.

      I have followed Guyanese politics and news closely, and on a daily basis, for at least the last 25 years. I read of all the atrocities in the early 2000’s and especially the ones during the Jagdeo era. I have also talked with persons who know Roger Khan and what he allegedly did.
      The legal system will decide on the fate of Roger Khan. The people in Guyana know what transpired and they will have to decide.

      I left Guyana in 1966, two months after Independence. so most of my life has been lived outside Guyana. My work here at Guyanese Online is to help the Disapora to support our various organizations and cultures and help each other as much as possible. Guyanese Online is my hobby and not done for profit. I do not support any particular political entity, or am I am being paid to do this by any political party, although I was accused recently of being financed by the PPP.

      Lastly, I am very concerned about the country of my birth. It seems that it is ready to explode once again… with disastrous results for everyone there and pain for friends and families in the Diaspora.. The present trends seem to be entering an era of mutual destruction ….
      Guyanese destroy each other and others move in. It is already happening.

      The last census in 2012 shows that politics is no longer just an Indo vs Afro issue. Indians are now less than 40% and reducing; Africans are about 30% and the Other (Mixed plus Amerindians) are over 30% and growing. Even those who claim Indian and African ancestry are Mixed. We have to stop the racist talk … check our DNA…. and realize who we really are.

      Veda… I know you personally as well since the 1960’s and I do respect your intelligence.
      I do hope that you will help us all in the healing process …

      Thanks.
      Cyril

      • kamtanblog  On September 23, 2019 at 3:36 am

        As the saying goes!
        The pen 🖊 is mightier than the 🗡

        Write on !

        Most of us in the diaspora still have our
        umbilical cords attached to our beloved
        fatherland. We do not have to return to
        influence what happens in the future…
        as am sure we can influence the changes
        that will occur post “oil”…

        Write on !

        Kamtan

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On September 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Cyril wrote to me: I have also read most of his writings and I am concerned that you are using his name to back up your arguments…. especially as they relate to being anti Indian and supporting genocide. Eusi Kwayana is definite not a racist or anti-Indian.

    Cyril, my friend, I am shocked that you misread/misunderstand what I wrote. Here, I repeat it:
    ……………………..
    Eusi Kwayana in The Morning After (“the warning of an impending military coup” writes Horace Campbell in the Foreword) says that TV host and 2001 PNC candidate, Ronald Waddell, when the PNCR did not win had called for a “revolution” – a coup against the PPP gov’t – after which Indians would be stripped of citizenship.
    Kwayana also stated that Waddell had called for boycott of Indian businesses; and Indians who did not support the PNCr should seek protection at the PNC HQ – meaning every other Indian was fair game.
    Kwayana compared the threat as reminiscent of Rwanda genocide.
    ……………………
    Any careful reading should see that I am NOT accusing Eusi Kwayana of racism. In fact, just the opposite! I am referring to his published book which DENOUNCES Ronald Waddell’s genocidal racism !!!
    The point of quoting the respected African-Guyanese, Kwayana, is so those such as the anti-Indian, Freddie Kissoon (who you give a lot of space here to) who lionize Waddell will see what an outlier they are.

    “Healing”, my friend, can only happen after the truth is out. Kwayana is helping to reveal the truth. The conventional wisdom in Guyana, (T&T, Barbados and other parts of the Caribbean) among most non-Indians (and non-Hindus) is that the Indians are the only racists. Until this false belief and narrative is challenged and exposed, no healing can take place.
    My purpose here (and now my life’s work – my “svadharma” in Hinduism) is to be a voice of this change. This means I have to upend all the falsehoods I come in contact with no matter if it hurts the established thinking and order.

    The real racial/ethnic haters include people such as the prominent UWI Prof. Kean Gibson. She has books openly claiming Indians, via Hinduism, are responsible for, or commit genocide on Afro-Guyanese. After the Lusignan slaughter of eleven sleeping Indians in 2008, a group of concerned Hindus and friends in Canada petitioned UWI about Kean Gibson (who was only a lecturer at the time) was already admonished by the Guyana Ethnic Relations Comm for her hateful and unscholarly works. I went on to write a book in 2009 – Under Attack! The Caribbean Indian, Nevertheless, UWI has seen fit to promote Gibson to a full professorship. Earlier this year, someone drew my attention to a letter she wrote in the Guyana print media that ‘PPP corruption was different from the current government’s because the PPP one was driven by Hinduism’.

    FYI –to support my book’s credibility – a friend who was a senior civil servant in the Burnham era and knew and worked with PNC ministers, told me that Hamilton Green called him all the way from Guyana (just a year ago) enquiring where he can get a copy of that book because he heard some university students discussing it. He was told to check with Austin’s Bookstore. (Unfortunately Mr. Austin doesn’t return my emails so I don’t know if and how may copies he has left, as he will owe me money for those sold).

    About Horace Campbell being Jamaican. Mr. Kwayana would not have chosen him to write the Foreword if he wasn’t qualified to do so. ( If he is the same one, an architect, I too knew him socially c. 1968).

    If you still have problems with my exposure of Afro-Guyanese violence on Indo-Guyanese you won’t be pleased with these other Kwayana’s revelations in said book, which I quote in my Under Attack.

    Under the section heading of The Criminal Political Movement, he writes, (p33): “The events of May 2001 [post elections, which the PNCR lost] did not introduce the element of race into Guyana politics. They introduced into this unfortunate state a sick mental condition, which could dismiss a whole grouping of citizens [Indians] as outsiders and with that encourage a disrespect for life, for the privacy of home, for the sanctity of a woman’s body, which ought to offend every decent person. This mental state was peculiar to a new opposition which was armed and which had declared its deadly hostility to individuals in government and in the security forces and their relatives”. And,

    (p34): “The criminal political movement launched its own extra-judicial killings not only of policemen in direct retaliation. They assaulted in indirect retaliation, it would appear, supporters of the [PPP] ruling party. It should not be forgotten that in a handbill they threatened to kill policemen of any race [ergo, Feb 2008 Bartica massacre] and political officials and their families. It aimed at political officials at Rose Hall on the last day of the PPP’s July conference [arriving by sea in speed boats]; and at a night spot reputed as a PPP members’ drinking place at Kitty, leaving four dead and the DPP wounded”.
    Mr. Kwayana would refer to this “deadly hostility” as actions for the achievement of “liberation of the African nation” The Morning After (pp33-4).
    …………………
    My current book, which challenges Clem Seecharan for his false, anti-Hindu, narratives of Indo-Guyanese history I reveal unambiguously that Indians met violence including sexual at the hands of both whites and blacks from the very, very earliest encounters. All my assertions in the book are supported by citations from scholarly works. So, this new book will shock readers on its revelations.
    …………………

    On the matter of DNA, they are not as reliable as you may think depending on size of data base and breadth; and on interpretation/biases and the nature of the probabilistic element.
    For example, based on two I have looked at, in one I have a clear East Asian ancestry (which shows up not in me but in my sisters and many of with mother’s sister and cousins and my and siblings’ grand kids). Yet the other makes no mention of it.
    ………………..
    I hope it doesn’t come to it but Cyril, but if you feel it necessary pl feel free to block me, permanently, anytime. Just pl make it public via another posting.

    Regards, Veda

    • guyaneseonline  On September 24, 2019 at 1:43 am

      Veda:
      If I misunderstood your statements regarding Eusi Kwayana then I must apologize.

      However the focus must be on the subject matter relating to this blog entry and whether the Roger Khan acted outside the law with the support of the Government.
      If he did and is found guilty then he should pay.
      Over 400 persons were killed during and after the jailbreak and many were blamed on the “phantom gangs” allegedly run by Roger Khan.

      Now Guyana is moving into a dangerous period … Are we going to see a breakdown of law and order … That is what concerns me.

      As for your comments regarding Freddie Kissoon and Clem Seecharran.
      … I do not see them as anti-Indian due to their criticisms of certain Indians and the Indian-led governments of the PPP. Freddie criticizes the current government as well.
      Do we consider Walter Rodney during Burnham’s reign or Afro Guyanese who criticize the APNU as anti-Black or anti Afro-Guyanese?

      Finally … I do NOT block persons for their beliefs or points of view… You are entitled to that freedom of expression.
      Only persons making blatantly racist or obscene remarks will be warned. If they persist they will be blocked.

      All the best!
      Cy.

      • Trevor  On September 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm

        Many Guyanese, here and in the Diaspora, believe that Roger Khan was purposely released at this time to stoke tensions.

        The painful memories of the 2002-2009 crime wave have returned, and there is a high likelihood of instability.

        The PPP is claiming racist conspiracies, and this is dividing the turf between the major ethnic groups.

        The oil companies, the Asian investors and the European “expats” are not affected by this, because they profit from this.

  • Trevor  On September 23, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    What Veda is posting here in this thread is peanuts compared to the anti-Black conspiracies being posted by the PPP members on social media.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On September 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Cy, Re your: regarding Freddie Kissoon and Clem Seecharran.
    … I do not see them as anti-Indian due to their criticisms of certain Indians and the Indian-led governments of the PPP. Freddie criticizes the current government as well.

    You don’t see them as anti-Indians because your are not Indian, more specifically Hindu, who is Seecharan’s main target.

    Both of them berate Hindus, falling in line with Kean Gibson.
    Kissoon mercilessly attacked Swami Aksharananda – a scholar, brahamchari (like Modi) a high-school principal in Cornelia Ida, with an impeccable record – ahead of last elections, in at least three columns and even letters to editor. Kissoon also challenged how he became a Swami. Swami has a Masters in Sanskrit from India, where he was given the title of Swami; and is a PhD in Hindu Philosophy from U Wisconsin. I rebutted Kissoon to KN but (as with Kean Gibson in SN) they didn’t publish my rebuttals. So, even these Guyana dailies prefer to show Hindus in a poor light (including India as is prevalent on this blog). So, there is little hope for healing.

    Now about Seecharan, unless you are knowledgeable about Indo-Guyanese history, Indian History and Hinduism you won’t understand how false his assertions are. This is why I spent most of 5 years putting together a 315-page book (actually is 517pages but I used 8 ½ x 11 format to reduce paper and printing costs). As you can imagine with so much false, sensational or over-blown assertions which I have challenged I can’t get into specifics here.
    Instead, I quote a Susan Smith who takes issue with him over his “white” mindset in the subject lecture posted on your blog. She writes:

    Susan Smith On June 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm
    Some professors in England received the benefit of the old colonial masters and we must keep in mind that Professor Seecharan is such a benefactor. Although I respect his writing in his book, Bechu and a few others, I don’t think he is writing from the true historical perspective and reality (some of which none of us can claim to know). Therefore, he is making a lot of nonsensical suppositions (I need not repeat them). He is so wrapped up in the English white association, and with many Indians being millionairs in London, I can now see an element of discriminatory tink-tank in this supposition that Indians were free to leave India. What does the word ‘freedom’ really mean? What does ‘enticement’ mean? What does white massa mean? How did ‘whiteness’ influence the minds of some Indians, including ‘bhai, dat gyal prapa pretty; she fair fair…like bracka’ – so the mind is a curious gaze… Is Clem gazing at such minds, including his own?

    And,

    Susan Smith On June 14, 2014 at 4:49 am
    It is incorrect to say one is ‘devoid of history’. The mind is a wonderful memory of remnants… both decendants of African ancestors and Indian ancestors can speak of some remnants that trigger our memory of from whence we have come from planet earth… as we move from place to place… continent to continent. These remnants – be they music – Anancy stories or spiritual movements in the fields while under oppression – or sounds of instruments – drums and tabla or new creations in the steel drums – WE DO have a history. So here again, clem Seecharan would be giving incorrect education to the young minds. No one is VOID of history…. One only has to dig deep into one’s consciousness to know thyself in all our multi-dimensional, multi-cultural, multi-spiritual selves.
    https://guyaneseonline.net/2014/04/11/32007/#more-32007

    Aside, from this “white” mindset, to Hindus who have read the lecture, including myself, he seems to be pandering to the non-Indian, more specifically, Afro-Caribbean audience. It is no surprise to us then that two years ago he received an honoraray D.Litt from UWI.

    VedaNM.

    • Zenith  On September 24, 2019 at 4:53 pm

      Good grief. You wrote a master piece and what is your contribution to carbon foot print and the amount of trees that had to be cut down. How much you charging people to read your 5 year work?

      • Emanuel  On September 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm

        Cyril should ban this man from spreading his hatred and his India centric doctrine on this site. Cyril has been too accommodating and too generous to him.

        Sure the country can heal. It will take a cooperative effort by all Guyanese to make it happen. Cyril is right that our country is in a dangerous place in its history at this hour. We have act together now before falling off the cliff.

        Please ban this man Cyril.
        Thanks Emanuel.

      • Trevor  On September 24, 2019 at 9:23 pm

        Emanuel, I can’t talk of the sordid tales of that PPP-cult school at West Coast run by an ‘esteemed’ school principal.

        But President Granger receives hate, death threats, and racist comments on social media!

        President Granger would never harm an innocent creature or a child, even if the child is of a different background. President Granger is a father-like figure and respected man, yet the critics are hurling name-calling and slander on him.

      • Trevor  On September 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm

        At the end of the day, did Ronald Waddell deserve to die and become assassinated for ranting against the PPP?

        Did he deserve to die in gunfire by a targeted hit?

        Roger Khan talks of due process and lawyer representing him for a police interview, but did Ronald Waddell ever have his rights when he was gunned down by the Gajraj and Jagdeo India-centric clique because Waddell was against the crimes of the PPP?

  • Trevor  On September 24, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Veda, where in Hinduism does it say that it’s acceptable to become Swami and slap up girl child like what used to go on in Swami’s school at West coast?

    From Moderator:
    To TREVOR
    … This entry has nothing to do with this blog entry.
    Please deal with the subject matters if you want to continue blogging here.
    Thank you..

  • Trevor  On September 24, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    So it’s okay to disparage pro-African activists, even dead ones like Ronald Waddell, but the truth of what goes on in that cult-like PPP school at West Coast is taboo?

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