Daughter of murdered EBE businessman surrenders to police


Bibi Nazeela Habiboodean, the daughter of the murdered East Bank Essequibo (EBE) businessman Habiboodean, is now in police custody after she turned herself in at the Leonora Police Station, West Coast Demerara (WCD) yesterday.

INews was told that four persons inclusive of Bibi have been arrested while law enforcement officials continue to search for a fifth suspect in relation to the businessman’s murder which took place in 2008.

Dead businessman: Habiboodean
Dead businessman: Habiboodean

While police were on the hunt for the dead man’s now 50-year-old daughter, she had been blacklisted at all legal ports of entry, and would have been promptly arrested if she attempted to flee the country.

It is likely that charges will be laid soon against Bibi and the other three suspects.

Habiboodean, 77, who was the owner of a gas station at Ruby, EBE, 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.

Twenty-eight-year-old Linden Lewis, called “Bullet”, during interrogation, told investigators that he was the hit man behind Habiboodean’s murder.



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