Intelligence ranks charged with murder of ‘Saga’
By Leroy Smith
Police Corporal Dorwin Eastman and Constable Jemison Williams, both attached to the Brickdam Police Station, were today remanded to prison for the murder of Godfrey Scipio known as ‘Saga’, who was shot and killed on October 12, in Kitty, Georgetown minutes after he exited a popular hotel with a female companion.
The two men appeared before Magistrate’s Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and were not required to plead to the indictable offence. They were represented by Nigel Hughes, Dexter Todd and Eusi Anderson.
The two cops were remanded to prison until December 06, 2017. As such, the lawyers asked for the safety and security of their clients but that request was frowned upon by Police Prosecutor, Steven Telford, who told the court that the security of prisoners rests with the prison authorities.
He, however, told the court that he would pass on the request to his superiors. The lawyers asked Magistrate Judy Latchman that statements in the matter be provided to them at the next appearance which would be called before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan in December.
In response, the Prosecutor said he would try to make it possible even as he pointed out that the police received advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions relating to the investigation of several other matters, however, he did not say what those matters are.
Meanwhile, relatives of Eastman and Williams flocked the courtroom outside and even attempted to prevent the media from videoing the events.
In contrast, the relatives of those who Eastman and Williams would have arrested rejoiced at the outcome. Also present at the court was the mother of Elton Wray who was killed in July of this year following the failed robbery at the Republic Bank Water Street Branch.
Eastman and Williams are said to be the mastermind behind the murder of Godfrey Scipio. Scipio death is reportedly liked to the leaking of information to the Guyana Police Force regarding the movements and subsequent recapture of prison escapee, Royden Williams.