Phileman Boodhoo, called ‘Kevin’, 19, of Number 63 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, who was wanted by Police for questioning into the murder of money changer Fizal Mahmood Baksh was arrested on Wednesday and has since confessed to the murder.
He is slated to make his court appearance today at the Magistrate’s Court at Springlands, where he will answer to the charge of murder, according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum.
INews understands that after committing the act last December, the young man travelled to Trinidad and Tobago but upon his return to Guyana on Wednesday, he was arrested.
The deceased’s battered body was found along the Number 63 Village, Corentyne foreshore, three days after he went missing without a trace.
The suspect reportedly told investigators that he lured the money changer to the beach with the sole intention of robbing him, to take care of personal debts he had racked up over a period.
The 56-year-old man of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, was reported missing on December 21 last and was found four days later. Following the discovery, a post-mortem examination was performed by Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Brijmohan which proved he suffered a fractured skull.
The money changer was last seen by relatives at around 08:05hrs when he left the house after receiving a call indicating that some elderly people wanted to change some foreign currency. He had indicated that he would be back in two hours and left home. He would have received the call from the suspect who also went missing on the same day.
After time elapsed and the deceased did not return home, his relatives attempted to contact him via phone but the calls went unanswered. They subsequently made a report to the Springlands Police Station. The body was subsequently discovered by passersby in a bushy area along the foreshore.