Murder convicts who pretended to be First Lady charged
Two inmates of the Mazaruni Prison were today charged with impersonating First Lady, Sandra Granger and swindling money from two women under false pretences.
Paul Lo-Hing, 35, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, charged with obtaining the sum of $30,000 worth in phone cards from Basmattie Singh, under the pretense that he is First Lady, Sandra Granger and was in a position to grant a scholarship between April 1 and April 30, 2017, at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.
Lo-Hing, who is serving 83 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend, Shoala Gilgeous in 2012, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Meanwhile, Lo-Hing was charged jointly with Wazim Mohammed, 30, with obtaining the sum of $30,000 from Beverly Harris during the month of April 2017 at Mahdia by pretending that they were the First Lady and reportedly promised to offer her a scholarship if the victim gave them money. The men denied the charge.
The court heard that Mohammed is currently serving a 10-year jail sentence for the murder of his friend, Russell Nelson, 62, of Fyrish, Corentyne, Berbice, on September 27, 2005.
The matter was prosecuted by Police Inspector Gordon Mansfield; the duo was remanded until May 4.