Murder accused flip-flops on claims of paying $500,000 bribe to cop
By Leroy Smith
While charges were today (Thursday, May 11, 2017) instituted against 40-Year-Old Omar Khan for the murder of his 18-year-old son, he still has police detectives scrambling to comb through his claims of corrupt allegations against an officer.
The News Room learnt that the man who earlier told ranks that he paid a detective constable $500,000 for the cop to advise him how to beat an impending murder charge, today (Thursday, May 11, 2017) told ranks that he never offered the cop any money.
Khan lashed his 18-year-old son, Azeem Khan to the head causing him to be admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state. The incident occurred at his Better Hope, East Coast Demerara home on Thursday (May 04, 2017). The lad later succumbed to his injuries on Friday (May 05, 2017).
It is alleged that then Khan met with the detective and discussed the course of action to be taken in order to mislead the investigating ranks.
The detective reportedly told the father that in exchange for the advice, he would need $500,000. Close family members of the suspect then pooled their monies and came up with the sum.
The detective who is also a resident of Better Hope and is known to the suspect then advised the father to tell the ranks that his son fell from a ladder.
However, that story began to fall apart after persons from the Better Hope area came forward and related to the police what had actually transpired.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum confirmed that the suspect did change his story. Blanhum also stated that the investigating ranks found no money suspected to be part of the bribe which was offered, in the possession of the police constable.