The Prime Minister of Belize has called antivirus software creator John McAfee 'bonkers' and 'extremely paranoid', and urged that he hand himself in to authorities for questioning over the death of his next door neighbour.
The 67 year old has been on the run with a young woman since death of fellow American Gregory Viant Fuall, who was found by his housekeeper with a gunshot to his head on the coastal island of Ambergris Caye. He has gone into hiding claiming that authorities there are trying to frame him for Fuall's murder and will kill him if they find him. It is understood that the fugitive has radically changed his appearance by dying he hair, beard and eyebrows completely black.
Police have described McAfee as a 'person of interest', with Prime Minister Dean Barrow saying he is wanted for questioning. Mr Barrow added that he was concerned about the man's sanity saying, "I don't want to be unkind to the gentleman, but I believe he is extremely paranoid, even bonkers."
McAfee has lived on the Caribbean island for three years, after selling his stake in the anti-virus company he founded in the 1990s.
A local real estate agent said she'd heard Faull complain about McAfee's numerous dogs barking outside his property, with McAfee telling the Associated Press from an undisclosed location that he had differences with the dead man.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner