On the run fugitive John McAfee has been arrested by Guatemalan police for illegally entering the country, after he crossed the border from Belize, where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his nieghbour Gregory Faull.
The 67 year old anti-virus software pioneer is seeking political asylum in the country as he claims if returned to Belize he would be "summarily executed".
McAfee, who has been keeping followers informed of his plight on his blog whoismcafee.com, gave an interview earlier in the day saying that he fled Belize because he was being persecuted by their government.
"At that point I become someone that they want to remove or put in prison where I cannot speak for the rest of my life. Since that time I've had nothing but persecution, I've had charge after charge levelled at me that never even got to the court."
The Prime Minsiter of Belize, Dean Barrow, has dismissed such a notion calling McAfee "paranoid" and "bonkers". Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, the Guatemalan interior minister, has said the government would seek to expel McAfee to Belize, with Luis Fernando, a spokesperson for the country's immigration department, saying:
"As per our immigration regulations, what is happening now is that he is under guard while the following procedure is being worked out. In this case it could be deportation."
The eccentric individual continues to keep the public informed of his situation. Blogging from his prison cell, he has already said Guatemala's prisons are "vastly superior to Belize jails," and that, "the coffee is also excellent".
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner