At least four persons are in police custody over the murder of the wanted larcenist who was hacked to death and left on the Uitvlugt Access road on Sunday last.
This is according to Police “D” Division Commander, Leslie James, who confirmed that the males, who are all adults, are said to be a father and his children. They were arrested sometime last evening, to assist with investigations.
The lifeless body of 36-year-old Clinton Walks of Bus Shed Street, Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara was discovered at approximately 07:00hrs on May 7, 2017, in a pool of blood with several gashes about his body- namely his abdomen, back and left ear.
The dead man’s sister, Junella Hall, who lives in the same yard as Walks had related to the media that her brother once worked as a cane harvester at the Uitvlugt Estate, but then he discovered drugs and quickly became an addict which led to his life falling apart. She said she tried to talk to him several times to change his ways, but he would never listen.
“He does live alone and when he smoke up, he was a different person; he used to cuss up and get on (bad) and we does talk to him and try to get he to change, but he doesn’t listen to anybody. The drugs get he so bad that he left his work at the estate and start doing all kinds of work for people in the village,” she said.
Junella Hall related that her brother was in constant trouble with the law, since he would sometimes steal to feed his addiction. However, she believes he may have been murdered, because he reportedly witnessed a crime and gave evidence to the Police.
“There was a break-in by a house in the other street, and he see and he tell the Police what he see, so they call he in court as an eyewitness and the matter is still in court, that is the only reason I think somebody might want to kill he,” she opined.
Walks was jailed for 18 months back in 2015 after he was found guilty of break and enter and larceny. Police have also indicated that he was wanted in relation to similar crimes in his community.
Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi)