Lawyers of cops accused of murder to move to High Court
The attorneys of two former members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) who are charged with the murder of Godfrey Scipio called ‘Saga’ are expected to move to the High Court to file a constitutional motion in relation to the charge.
Detective Corporal Derwin Eastman and Constable Jamieson Williams were jointly charged before City Magistrate Judy Latchman last month for the capital offence.
The duo made their second court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and was further remanded until December 22, 2017.
Attorney Dexter Todd, who is representing Williams, made an application for the statements in the matter to be handed over since he along with Eastman’s attorney, Nigel Hughes will be moving to the High Court.
However, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Neville Jeffers explained that the file in the matter is still incomplete since several issues required clarity.
Todd, however, requested that whatever statement is available could be handed over and the rest can be added when available. But the request was ultimately denied.
Eastman and Williams are said to be the mastermind behind the murder of Godfrey Scipio. Scipio’s 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.
Scipio was killed on October 12, 2017, in Kitty, Georgetown – three days after the notorious criminal and prison escapee was recaptured by police. At the time of his death, Scipio had just exited a popular hotel with a female companion.