AFC councillor, brother, father arrested for vigilante killing

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By Leroy Smith
A Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Alliance For Change Councillor, her brother and father are presently the subject of a police investigation on the West Coast Demerara after they reportedly tied up a junkie and beat him with pieces of wood. The man was pronounced dead on arrival at the West Demerara Regional Hospital earlier today (Tuesday, February 14, 2017).

The News Room was informed by persons familiar with the details of the incident that the junkie, who is known by the alias, Sheriff, grew up with the councillor in the village of Ruby, East Bank Essequibo, was joking with the woman when she became annoyed, after he grabbed her bag in a joking manner and ran a short distance. However, when he attempted to return the bag to the woman she in her annoyed state refused to collect same.

The woman proceeded on her way home and returned with her brother and father, they chased the man around the village but he eventually managed to seek refuge on the roof top of a house which was destroyed by fire last year, killing two pensioners.

The two men again pursued him forcing him to jump in a bid to escape them but it was then that they cornered him, tied him up and thrashed him. Sheriff was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Divisional Commander, Leslie James has confirmed that the police in that division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was identified as a bandit.

Meanwhile, the community is said to be very divided at the moment as a result of the incident and are calling for justice for the young man.

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