Marcus Bisram extradition: Victim’s family says ‘it is time enough for justice’
The family of Faiyaz Narinedatt, the Corentyne carpenter who was found dead a year ago, has expressed relief that Marcus Bisram, who Police accuse of ordering others to kill Narinedatt, will be returned to Guyana to face the charge of murder.
“It is almost a year now since Faiyaz was murdered. It is time enough for justice,” said Zafar, the father of Narinedatt.
On Thursday, Peggy Kuo, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, certified the extradition of the ‘fugitive” Marcus Bisram.
“The evidence before this Court is sufficient to justify the Fugitive’s committal for trial, on felony charges, had the offense which he is accused of having committed occurred in the United States.
“This finding rests upon the documents submitted by the Government of Guyana in this matter, including the sworn witness affidavits attached to the affidavit of Germaine Laundry, Corporal of Police attached to the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters of the Guyana Police Force,” Kuo said in her order.
She said Bisram has been charged in Guyana with the offense of murder, and as such the “the Government of Guyana has jurisdiction over this criminal conduct.”
According to Kuo, the extradition treaty between the United States and Guyana, which was entered into force upon Guyana’s independence on May 26,1966, “was in full force and effect at all times relevant to this action.”
She said the Treaty “encompasses the offense for which the Fugitive has been charged and for which extradition is sought for trial.”
Bisram was arrested in New York on July 4, 2017.
Guyana Police charged Bisram with being the one who urged others to kill Narinedatt when he refused his sexual advances at a party at his house on October 31, 2015. Sometime that night or early the following morning, Police say Narinedatt was beaten to death by five men – Radesh Motie, Harri Paul Parsram, Orlando Dickie, Diodath Datt, Niran Yacoob.
A Berbice Magistrate is currently considering the matter to determine if to commit the men to stand trial for the murder. Their lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin has said he will move to the High Court to have the charges against the men quashed.
Bisram has already moved to the High Court to have the charge against him quashed for lack of evidence. Justice Gino Persaud will hand down his ruling in this case on October 30, 2017.