Marcus Bisram’s mother, co-accused found guilty of bribing detective

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Sharmilla Inderjali and Maryana Lionel

The mother of former murder accused Marcus Bisram, and her co-accused, who were charged for offering a detective $4 million to suppress evidence, were on Friday found guilty of bribery.

Sharmilla Inderjali, of Number 72 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, and Maryanna Lionel, a relative of one of Bisram’s alleged accomplices, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly.

Initially, the charge stated that the women, during November 2016, offered a detective at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown, $4 million for him to hide evidence in relation to the Faiyaz Narinedatt murder case.

On October 31, 2016, Narinedatt was beaten and run over by a motor car on the alleged orders of Bisram, after the carpenter declined sexual advances that were made by the overseas-based Guyanese. The body of 27-year-old Narinedatt was later found on the Number 70 Village Public Road, Corentyne.

Five persons – Radesh Motie, Diadatt Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, Orlando Dickie, and Niran Yacoob – have since been committed to the High Court to face a Judge and jury over the murder.

However, the charges against Bisram have been dismissed. Initially, after the charge was dismissed, the Director of Public Prosecution had ordered the magistrate who dismissed the charge to commit Bisram to face a trial in the High Court. This led to him being rearrested.

That committal was recently quashed by High Court Judge Simone Morris Ramlall, who ruled that there was insufficient evidence to continue the charge against him.