Murder convicts who pretended to be First Lady charged

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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.

 

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