Teen charged with murder of Hamson General Store owner

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Kemo Tyron Evans
Kemo Tyron Evans

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 17 – year – old Miner was on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charged with the murder of popular businessman, Abdul Farouk Ghanie.

Kemo Tyron Evans appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who remanded him to prison. The accused of Lot 01 Water Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, was not required to plead to the capital offence of murder.

The charge detailed that between April 15 and April 16 at Lot 97 Collingswood Avenue Nandy Park, he murdered Abdul Farouk Ghanie also called Hamson, in the course or furtherance of a robbery.

Ghanie was the owner of the Hamson General Store, located on Regent Street, Georgetown. Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru requested a date for report since two statements are outstanding.

Dead: Abdul Farouk Ghanie
Dead: Abdul Farouk Ghanie

He further requested that the matter be tried together with the other person that is charged with offence who will be making another court appearance on January 27, 2016.

However the matter was adjourned to January 29, 2016. Magistrate McLennan related that in order for the matter to be tried together, the charge will have to be withdrawn first.

The 56 – year – old man was found on the morning of April 16, 2015, in his backyard next to his dog kennel with a stab wound to his chest. He was allegedly murdered the night before his body was discovered after he was ambushed while tending to his dogs. The body was found by his wife, who had gone to the property after many calls to his phones went unanswered.

An autopsy performed on the body found that he died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.

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