Kitty man charged with murder of ‘Saga’, jailed on marijuana charge

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A 26-year-old man was remanded to prison on Tuesday for the murder of 64-year-old Godfrey Scipio called ‘Saga’ – a popular D’Urban Street, Georgetown businessman who was killed during a robbery on October 12, 2017, in Kitty, Georgetown.

Aubrey Bobb appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the capital offence. He was remanded to prison until November 1, 2017.

Godfrey Scipio (right).
[Guyana Chronicle photo]
Bobb was also charged with the possession of 58 kilograms of cannabis, which he pleaded guilty to. For this offence, he was sentenced to three years jail and fined $34,000.

According to information received, police managed to arrest Bobb a day after reviewing the CCTV footage attached to the Kitty hotel – where Scipio was shot and robbed. Bobb was recently released from prison after serving time for a previous robbery charge.

The gold jewellery that was stolen from Scipio, during the robbery, has not been recovered. Bobb had allegedly confessed that he had borrowed a gun to commit the crime.

Scipio, aka “Saga” was shot once just after being attacked and robbed by a lone gunman outside of a Kitty hotel. He was reportedly leaving the hotel in the company of a female friend and was about to enter his car which was parked in front of the building when he was accosted by the gunman.

Aubrey Bobb at the Georgetown Magistrates Court today

According to the Police, investigations revealed that the suspect “discharged a round hitting Scipio in the abdomen, relieved him of his jewellery and escaped on foot in a northern direction.” Scipio was rushed to a private city hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

On October 13, Bobb was arrested at his William Street, Kitty home and the suspected cannabis was found in his room.

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