Suspect confesses to robbery/murder of businessman


A 26-year-old man on Sunday reportedly confessed to robbing and killing 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio- a popular D’Urban Street, Georgetown businessman- on Thursday last.

According to information received, police managed to arrest the suspect after reviewing the CCTV footage attached to the Kitty hotel – where Scipio was shot and robbed.

Dead: Godfrey Scipio

INews was informed that the suspect was recently released from prison after serving time on a previous robbery charge.

He is expected to be laid before the court sometime this week.

This publication was told that the gold jewellery that was stolen from Scipio, during the robbery, has not been recovered.

Scipio, aka “Saga” was shot once just after being attacked and robbed by a lone gunman outside of a Kitty hotel.

He was reportedly leaving the hotel in the company of a female friend and was about to enter his car which was parked in front of the building when he was accosted by the gunman.

According to the Police, investigations revealed that the suspect “discharged a round hitting Scipio in the abdomen, relieved him of his jewellery and escaped on foot in a northern direction.”

Scipio was rushed to a private city hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

INews was informed that this was not the first time the businessman had been shot.

In April 2011, he was injured during a shootout at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown when four armed men had discharged rounds.


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