By Kristen Macklingam
The 50-year-old daughter of the murdered East Bank Essequibo businessman Habiboodean, has confessed to orchestrating her father’s murder some eight years ago. Charges are expected to be laid against her soon.
Bibi Nazeela Habiboodean, who had turned herself in at the Leonora Police Station, West Coast Demerara, on Wednesday, also implicated other persons in her father’s murder. This also includes 28-year-old Linden Lewis, called “Bullet” who was already in police custody and has reportedly confessed to being the ‘hit man’ in the brutal murder.
Bibi, along with four other suspects had been arrested earlier this week and law enforcement officials continue to search for a fifth suspect in relation to the businessman’s murder which took place in 2008.
Habiboodean, 77, who was the owner of a gas station at Ruby, East Bank Essequibo had died at a hospital after being badly beaten in his home on February 15, 2008.
The dead businessman’s daughter, and his former employee, Terry Lewton, 38, of Vergenoegen, EBE, had been charged with the murder at that time, but the case was subsequently dismissed owing to insufficient evidence.
This cold case has now been reopened by investigators following a breakthrough last week when one of the four persons arrested for the murder of Mohamed Munir, 75, and his wife, Bibi Jamila Munir, 69, who were burnt to death in their Good Hope, EBE home, said he had knowledge of Habiboodean’s death.
Lewis, a.k.a “Bullet”, during interrogation, told investigators that he was the hit man behind Habiboodean’s murder.