Murder suspect captured in Suriname, not Springlands – Police


The Guyana Police Force has apologised for misinforming the nation that a man who allegedly killed his wife was captured in Springlands, Corentyne, when in fact, he was caught by the authorities in Nickerie, Suriname.

News Room had initially reported on Wednesday that Ryan Singh was caught in Suriname but the Police Force had issued a release which stated that he was caught at Springlands and Commander of ‘B’ Division, Paul Williams had told reporters that residents in the area called the police after seeing Singh walking on the road.

Dead: Rosanna Lakhpal

However, the police force in another statement Thursday morning clarified that Singh was arrested by police in Nickerie, Suriname and handed over to local authorities here.

It was noted that this was initiated at the level of the Crime Chief of the Guyana Police Force.

“It is unfortunate that the Divisional Commander of ‘B’ Division was not fully apprised of the circumstances surrounding this arrest. We wish to recognise the continued excellent and harmonious ‘Law Enforcement’ collaboration between Police Authorities in Suriname and the Guyana Police Force, which has grown and strengthened itself over the last years,” the police statement noted.

The statement concluded, “We sincerely apologise for the erroneous communication and wish to give full credit to the Police Authorities in Nickerie.”

Singh, 25, of Eccles, East Bank Demerara, is wanted for the murder of 16-year old Rosanna Lakhpal of #2 Village East Canje Berbice. The two were living together at the time of the murder just about two weeks ago. On July 29, the dead remains of Rosanna Lakhpal were discovered in the lower flat of a two story concrete building where she and the suspect resided.

It was reported that moments before, the couple had a heated argument. She was found face down with a slit to her throat.


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