Berbice fish magnate ‘Fyah’ charged with murder in pirate attack

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Berbice fish magnate Nakool ‘Fyah” Manohar was on Wednesday charged with the murder of one of the Guyanese fishermen who was brutally attacked and dumped overboard on April 27 off the coast of Suriname.

Local and Surinamese authorities firmly believe that the attack was one of revenge after Manohar’s brother Somnauth Manohar was gunned down in Suriname.

Apart from Manohar, no one else has been charged with the attack.

The attack on four fishing boats 30 miles (48 km) from the coast of Suriname was described by President David Granger as a “massacre.”

Of the twenty fishermen attacked, 12 are still missing and considered dead. Five men survived, while three bodies were recovered.

Tiliknauth Mohabir

Manohar appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court on the Corentyne Coast. He is accused of murdering Tiliknauth Mohabir, called Caiman, sometime between April 26th and May 3rd this year.

Bail was denied and Manohar is expected back in court on June 13.

Manohar was also further denied bail on two previous charges of robbery for pirate attacks Police accused him of carrying out in 2015 and 2016.

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