TALK SHOW host Ian Alleyne says allegation that he hit a man with a shovel was made after the caretaker was blamed for stealing tools from Alleyne’s property.
Alleyne said a report was made to the police on Thursday morning concerning his stolen compressor and it was after this, the caretaker claimed Alleyne hit him with the tool.
In a TV6 interview aired Thursday night, Dane "Yannkee"Boney pointed to area near his right elbow where he claimed Alleyne struck him. He said he made a report of the alleged assault at the Chaguanas police station.
Alleyne denied hitting Boney and today told the Express, “It is a counter report … He made the report after he found out the compressor was found and the guy (who bought the compressor) was taken to the police station to give a statement.”
Alleyne questioned the caretaker’s claims, saying if the alleged incident took place on Wednesday night, why did the care taker not go the police station then.
Alleyne said the caretaker made the report to the police on Thursday, following Alleyne's report that morning concerning the compressor.
Alleyne said the last time he saw the “big generator compressor” was in August 2019 but he did not inform the police that it was missing. “I gone quarantine 32 days when I came back, all my welding machine, chop saw, grinder everything gone … I say Yankee where everything gone? He say he doesn’t know, maybe when he went out somebody took it.”
Dane Boney, in a television interview said that he was being accused of stealing but denied such. He said he was struck twice with the shovel. Speaking with an American accent and showing the injury to his elbow he said, “It didn’t get into like full … war but you’re playing the game, what you doing that for?”
He said he began staying at Alleyne’s house after he did want to pay him.
Alleyne said he knew Boney for approximately five years after he did electrical work for him. The talk show host said the man told him he had nowhere to stay. “I was just naïve I just say let me help him out.”
Alleyne said he allowed him to stay at the two storey house which is under construction in Chaguanas.
“The house is a sizeable house about nine or ten bedrooms in it and he said he would take a bedroom and he would stay and just watch things and I said, no problem, because he had nowhere to go. He ended up staying there.”
Alleyne said work was being done on the site and around 7 pm on Wednesday, he went to the location. He realized a light, used during construction, was not there. He said he asked Boney about it and claimed the caretaker “started to quarrel and get on.”
Alleyne said he told him to leave and called the police. When he came off the phone, the caretaker was not present. “I didn’t have any confrontation with him … If I hit a man with a shovel, I would call police?”
He said the man’s account was “way, way from what exactly happened, it is nothing like that … At the end of the day, I didn’t hit nobody with no shovel. I called the police one time and the police have it on record that I called them that night from my house.”
Alleyne said he left the house when the officer who came to the scene also departed. He said the contractor was on site and was willing to give a statement of Alleyne’s interaction with the caretaker.
The talk show host added, “I don’t really have anything to hide, I haven’t done anything wrong. I call the police I tell them anything you want to ask me, come and ask me, I co-operating with anybody. I co-operating with the Commissioner of Police because I didn’t hit anybody.”
Alleyne said he has also been in contact with his attorney over the allegation. He said the compressor is in the possession of police.