‘Hitman’ charged with murder of Herstelling man

Oswald Junior Yaw.
Oswald Junior Yaw.
Oswald Junior Yaw.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – one – year old Oswald Junior Yaw, also known as Jason of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 21, charged with the murder of Nathan Persaud, who was brutally killed in his Herstelling, East Bank Demerara home on September 10.

He appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the indictable offense. The young man was unrepresented and was remanded to prison until October 13.

Yaw was recently arrested by ranks of the Major Crimes Unit, who staked out the location in the city for four days. He reportedly confessed to the crime and detailed to the police how he was contracted to kill the Block Maker by the ex – wife, Beverly Persaud, who has since been charged and remanded to prison for the offense of murder.

iNews understands that the young man allegedly told Detectives that he was promised $1.7 million to murder the man by the ex – wife. iNews was reliably informed that the woman allegedly told Yaw that she will sell her pool tables and pay him via installments on a monthly basis.

The suspect also reportedly confirmed that he was interested in securing the money to visit his girlfriend in Antigua to surprise her for her birthday. The woman and her now dead husband were engaged in a bitter property dispute.

Dead: Nathan Persaud
Dead: Nathan Persaud

The police were informed that the two were separated, which resulted in the husband relocating to Herstelling, where he lived with his sons; however the couple became engaged in a dispute over a property at the entrance of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara, which was engaging the attention of the court.

The woman was taken into custody a few hours after Persaud’s body was found in his living room with a stab wound to the chest, and his head bashed in with a hammer.

A postmortem examination revealed that the Block Maker sustained some 20 wounds to the head.



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