Burnt remains of Corentyne businessman found; ex-cop, accomplice in custody

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Police in ‘B’ Division have made a breakthrough in the disappearance of 56-year-old Corentyne businessman Saeed ‘Saho’ Hamid who went missing on April 19 last.

Two prime suspects, which includes a former policeman, were arrested on Wednesday and after intense interrogation, they led authorities to Rosignol Village, West Coast Berbice where the charred skeletal remains, suspected to be that of the businessman, were discovered buried among tyres and other debris back of a yard of a temple.

Divisional Commander Lyndon Alves told News Room that the next step would be to conduct DNA test to ascertain the identity of the remains.

News Room understands both suspects were previously accused of murder. The ex-cop was charged with the murder of a woman and subsequently freed in December 2014.

As the Police continue their investigations, they strongly believed they will crack the case and institute charges soon.

Hamid of Lot 41 Queenstown Corriverton left his home to conduct business where he boarded a vehicle with the intention of heading to Rosignol.

When he did not return home as is customary, his family started to worry and later filed a missing person report at the Springlands Police Station.

Hamid was a key witness who was scheduled to testify in a murder trial, for which his son, Asif Hamid, is on remand. Reports indicate that he planned to testify in favour of the prosecution.

His son is accused of murdering an elderly Rice Farmer of Number 36 Village, Corentyne Berbice.

In July 2015, the body of the Farmer was discovered in a shallow grave in the backyard of Asif Hamid’s property.

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