Labourer shot dead by Businessman; Berbice residents protest killing

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The house in which the dead man constructed on the businessman's land.
The house in which the dead man constructed on the businessman’s land.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Errol Lindo, 52 years, of Caracas Village, West Canje, Berbice was shot and killed on Wednesday, April 16 at High Dam in Angoys Avenue, New Amsterdam by a prominent businessman in the area.

According to information received, the shooting stemmed from a dispute over a land where the dead man had constructed his home. The land reportedly belongs to the businessman.

As a result of the shooting, residents in the area staged a protest action, citing constant harassment by the businessman and lit his vehicle on fire.

During an interview with iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) a resident of Angoys Avenue disclosed that Lindo lived in the area for almost 20 years and recently constructed his home on the land.

Residents burnt the car of the businessman following the shooting.
Residents burnt the car of the businessman following the shooting.

On Wednesday, the businessman identified as Charles Henry Bristol and who is also the owner of the Bristol Mini Mall in New Amsterdam, visited the area with five other men and dismantled the structure while Lindo was not at home.

iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) was informed that when Lindo arrived home, the businessman allegedly fired three shots  in his direction, killing him on the spot.

As a result, residents in the area who saw the confrontation cornered the businessman and lit his vehicle on fire. Residents are claiming that the businessman has been harassing them for payment of land in the area over the years.

iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) understands that most of the land in the Angoys Avenue area belongs to the businessman and the residents who squat on the lands are required to pay a fee.

Residents took to the streets, calling for justice.
Residents took to the streets, calling for justice.

The residents took to the streets on Thursday morning (April 17) and protested against the constant harassment by the businessman, calling for justice.

Police later confirmed that the businessman is a license firearm holder and has been arrested.

 

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