The third suspect who was wanted for the murder of Regent Multiplex Mall owner Ganesh Ramlall is likely to make his court appearance today at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. This was according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on Wednesday.
Guyana Times understands that the file is with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), but investigators are confident that the official will recommend that charges be instituted against the suspect.
Murder accused Fazeel Bacchus
Murder accused, Lennox Roberts
The suspect, also known as “Banana”, was arrested late last week and remained in custody after the Police made a successful application to the High Court to further detain him despite the expiration of the 72-hour detention period.
Lennox Roberts called “Soldier Man”, 32, of 2279 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, and Fazeel Bacchus called “Javed”, 21, of Lot 7 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara, were already charged for the murder of the businessman. They both had confessed to planning the robbery of the businessman two months prior to the act.
Bacchus and Roberts had reportedly told Police that they never planned to kill Ramlall, also known as “Boyo”, but intended to rob him and if they did not get enough money, kidnap him and demand a ransom.
They reportedly hired persons to carry out the act. However, during the robbery on July 5, 2015 at his La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara home, the businessman put up a fight in an attempt to alert his wife, daughter and niece who were upstairs at the time, and as such, he was shot several times about the body.
The businessman had been out with his friends at a barbecue in a neighbouring village and upon his return home about 00:30h, he went to collect a plate as well as use the outside washroom. While doing so, he was attacked by the gunmen who first discharged a round, hitting the washroom door.
Guyana Times understands that the businessman might have attempted to run into the bottom flat of the house from which he had emerged and was riddled with bullets.
He collapsed a few metres from his back door where he was left to die.