Brazilian charged with murder of Guyanese miner

Murder accused, Makail Jackson Da Silva

A 24-year-old Brazilian was on Tuesday charged with murder and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Murder accused, Makail Jackson Da Silva
Murder accused,
Makail Jackson Da Silva

Makail Jackson Da Silva, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, is accused of killing Ken Lewis, also known as “Kid” and “Kenny” at Dukwari Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

Reports are Da Silva was arrested after the body of his North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) coworker was discovered in a mining pit at Dukwari Backdam.

It was alleged that between November 29 and 30, 2016, he murdered Lewis.

Police in F Division (Interior locations) arrested Da Silva on Thursday last after Lewis’s body was discovered on Wednesday last with multiple wounds.

According to Police reports, about 16:00h on Tuesday, the suspect and the deceased were seen leaving their mining camp; however the suspect returned alone later that evening.

The following day, November 29, at about 10:00h, the General Manager and a group of workers discovered Lewis’s body after they followed a trail of blood some distance away from the mining camp.

The matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court where Da Silva is scheduled to make an appearance on December 15.





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