Bourda market murder: Police arrest suspect with 6 grams of cocaine

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The prime suspect, in the murder of 40-year-old Jerome Cumberbatch, aka ‘Kunta’ and ‘Crekateh’, was arrested by police ranks, and is being interrogated.

According to the police, the suspect identified only as “symptoms,” at the time of his arrest was found with six grams of cocaine in his possession.

The stabbing incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at Bourda Market following a dispute between the two men over money. Cumberbatch, of Lot 159 Half Mile Wismar, Linden, was reportedly stabbed by the suspect at least five times with a broken bottle, and subsequently with a knife.

The victim, who was differently-abled, reportedly fell out of his wheelchair and was lying in a pool of blood in one of the isles of the market.

By the time medical personnel from the Georgetown Public Hospital had responded, he was already dead.

After committing the heinous act, the suspect fled the scene, but as a result of diligent work by the police, he was arrested on Friday morning.

He is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder in the new week.

The now dead man’s body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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