Two remanded for plotting to murder Lethem businessman


Two men were on Thursday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for allegedly plotting to murder a Lethem businessman.

Mark Grimmond, 57, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Chatterpaul Singh known as Kevin, 36, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) were not required to plead to the indictable charge.

It is alleged that between April 1, 2018, and June 7, 2019, at Georgetown, they conspired with persons known and unknown to murder Dwayne Grant.

Grimmond was represented by Attorneys Bernard DaSilva and Mark Waldron while Singh, who is a miner, was unrepresented.

Attorney DaSilva told the court that Grimmond is the owner of Mark Interior Communication Inc. and also manages Rockies Bar and Hotel in Georgetown. The News Room understands that Grimmond also owns a security company.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that Grant, who is a businessman in Lethem, made a report to the Police that the two defendants were plotting to kill him.

The Police in Lethem then visited a hotel and found Singh with a firearm in his possession.

Mansfield explained that Singh was taken into Police custody and reportedly admitted that he was contracted by Grimmond to kill Grant.

Grimmond was later arrested and taken into Police custody and telephone records from both men were obtained.

They were both remanded to prison until June 18, 2019.

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