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‘Law abiding citizens have nothing to fear’- RVIPF to Marcus Lloyd

- but said it has received no complaints from Lloyd matching his allegations of threats & unlawful treatment
Police Headquarters in Road Town: The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has subtly invited Marcus Lloyd to make a formal complaint regarding his allegations of abuse by police and 'threat' on his life. Photo: VINO/File
Lloyd, called ‘Yeyo’, has alleged harassment by the authorities while incarcerated at Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut. Photo: VINO/File
Lloyd, called ‘Yeyo’, has alleged harassment by the authorities while incarcerated at Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut. Photo: VINO/File
According to the RVIPF, at the request of the Superintendent of Prisons, Police will carry out searches of cells of detained persons at HM Prison to ensure that neither contraband nor tools for inflicting injury to themselves or others is being concealed. Photo: VINO/File
According to the RVIPF, at the request of the Superintendent of Prisons, Police will carry out searches of cells of detained persons at HM Prison to ensure that neither contraband nor tools for inflicting injury to themselves or others is being concealed. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it has received no official reports or complaints from Marcus Lloyd with regards to alleged threats to his life or unlawful treatment whilst in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Lloyd, called ‘Yeyo’, has alleged harassment by the authorities while incarcerated at Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut, saying that he was subject to searches and was denied proper meals. He also told this news site in an exclusive interview that he feared for his life as the police may want him dead.

Lloyd had been jointly charged with Wakeem Guishard and Mitch Christopher for the murder of Daren Allen ‘Tiger’ Hodge. He had also been slapped with a manslaughter charge for his alleged role as the criminal mastermind behind the crime, for which he was also acquitted.

Star witness in the case Terrence Abdullah Charles had pleaded guilty in 2011 for the murder and received a reduced sentence of 20 years in exchange for his testimony against the other three accused in the case.

“Right now I fear for my life because I feel the police gon want to kill me,” he said. “I tell my lawyer that I going for an insurance so if anything my children could get it,” Lloyd said in the interview.

However, when these concerns were put to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), they confirmed that there were no complaints on file from Lloyd.

Law abiding citizens have nothing to fear

The RVIPF also subtly invited Lloyd to put his complaints on record so they could be investigated.

“There is an existing recognised and functioning complaints procedure in place by the RVIPF to address persons who feel that officers have acted outside the laws of this Territory. To date, we have no complaints on file from Mr Lloyd whether formerly or otherwise on this matter,” said the RVIPF in response to our inquiries.

Police said that routinely, officers of RVIPF, at the request of the Superintendent of Prisons, will carry out searches of cells of detained persons at HM Prison to ensure that neither contraband nor tools for inflicting injury to themselves or others is being concealed.

Police were, however, hesitant to pronounce on the fears that Lloyd expressed about his life being in danger.

“As for fear of the police, we cannot comment on an individual’s perception but law abiding citizens have nothing to fear from the police who are there to protect and keep individuals safe. Those who choose to act outside the law will find a robust response from the RVIPF but this will be subject to the laws of this Territory,” said the RVIPF in their response.

19 Responses to “‘Law abiding citizens have nothing to fear’- RVIPF to Marcus Lloyd”

  • Romeo (10/05/2016, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    juk Marcus
  • ABC (10/05/2016, 10:37) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    ok enough of this leave th man alone yall
    • Nobody (10/05/2016, 16:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ain't nobody bothering the dude. Everyone had forgot about the dude, he is the one who ran to the news with the bull...t. What do you expect. You get what your hands call for. What he need to do is keep his mouth shut and lay low.
  • kelo (10/05/2016, 10:38) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    the Police is a joke bottom line
  • BBG (10/05/2016, 11:28) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    @kelo "The Police is a jpke bottom line" when they are accused of not doing anything. As soon as they take action against crime or other anti-social behaviors they are accused of harassing people while people like you are standing on the sideline cheering or doing nothing to help our BVIiF if you ever notice anything....Criminals are heroes while lawabiding people are treated as villians.
  • Yeyo (10/05/2016, 12:19) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Probably mean yayo(white) lol law abiding citizen
  • Dinger (10/05/2016, 12:47) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    As far as I know the RVIPF do not have an eradication squad and has no interest in harming Marcus. What I do know is that you cannot plant corn and reap peas.If someone plants violence their harvest would be bloody. He might just be fearful of Mr.Kama
  • jude (10/05/2016, 13:11) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Schupps. Tell M..us go and sit down or relcoate from the BVI so we could all breathe easy. Menace to society he is.
  • @Jude (10/05/2016, 14:25) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Marcus is born and breed from the BVI, he didn't need no papers to come here. He don't need to relocate and go no where, he's home. So if he's a trouble to you and others eyes, it all of you all needs to go sit down!
    • jude (10/05/2016, 17:16) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Like you are one of the many bofons who idolizes criminals such as this man
      • @Jude (10/05/2016, 20:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Talk all you want about this man, can you prove he's a criminal? He's my flesh and blood, nothing you have to say will and can change that! I pray all who have negative things to say have perfect family members. You without sins cast the first stone. Set of haters through this place! !!!!!!
  • vex (10/05/2016, 16:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope the new chief has not fall asleep
  • Shaun (10/05/2016, 20:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have every confidence that the killer would be found
  • sick an dem now (10/05/2016, 20:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the public still have lack of confidence in the RVIP abilities to investigate and solve crime
    • Outlaw (10/05/2016, 21:24) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ sick an dem now. I think you have it twisted, the police did what they had to do but yet again the system has failed us miserable. Who was the most fitted person to tell you about this crime than someone who was directly involve, you really think the young man could have just come up with these three other names out of the blues, give me a break. Again the police cannot do it on there own, it's not their problem it's all of us as a community problem
    • original (11/05/2016, 06:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is so true the police investigate a fart if they themselves let it out. What does surprise me is they always putting things on the news begging people to give on information why don't they go and investigate like they say they do and get the information they want. Set of lazy Jack donkeys
      • peace (12/05/2016, 20:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

        Original you are nothing but one ignorant @$$. Gosh I can believe the BVI have stupid people like you. You are really the original @$$h**e

  • POPE (10/05/2016, 20:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Commissioner we have to care equally for all victims. And if you are unable to action similarly to this ask, no sorry, beg fe help.
  • Truth (11/05/2016, 20:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me sum it up. A man that does nothing fears nothing.


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