Man charged with 2009 murder of ECD fuel dealer

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Zaheed Mitchell, a 38-year-old driver of Foulis, East Coast Demerara (ECD) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court late Thursday, charged with the 2009 murder of fuel dealer, Ramzan Alli.

Alli, a Good Hope, East Coast Demerara businessman, was discovered dead in the trunk of a rental car with a plastic bag duct-taped over his head on the Coldingen Railway Embankment Road on July 12, 2009.

The indictment stated that Mitchell and others murdered Alli between July 11 and 12, 2009.

Mitchell was represented by Attorney, Damien DaSliva and was remanded to prison until April 15, 2019, when the matter will be called at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court, ECD.

News Room understands that local police are seeking to have Mitchell’s girlfriend arrested and deported from the United States for her alleged involvement in the murder.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the court that Alli was last seen alive by relatives when he left his Good Hope home on July 11 in his car.

His body was found the next day and a post mortem examination revealed that he died from asphyxiation.

Mansfield said the accused was recently arrested by the Police and confessed to the murder. 

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