BREAKING: Former cop freed of Ruby Back Dam murder charge

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Former policeman Ruel Brandon who was charged with the murder of an East Bank Essequibo (EBE) seaman nearly two years ago, was set free earlier today (Wednesday).

FREED: Ruel Brandon

Brandon’s attorney, Nigel Hughes presented a no-case submission which was up-held by Justice Nareshwar Harnanan at the High Court.

Brandon was accused of the murder of Davonan Sookram, of Bushy Park, Parika, whose decomposed body was found on July 31, 2015 in an area along Ruby Backdam, (EBE), with two bullet wounds to the head.

Deceased: Davonan Sookram

Police had noted on July 27, 2015 around 15:30 hrs, Brandon had collected Sookram from his home and the man was not seen again. Reports at the time stated that the death was a drug deal gone bad. 

State Counsels Siand Dhurjon and Shawnette Austin presented the prosecution’s case in association with Lisa Cave.

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