‘Abdool’ to stand High Court trial for execution of Festival City man
Brian Mohan, also known as ‘Abdool,’ was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for the execution-style killing of Christopher Wharton called “Taps”, who was gunned down in 2015.
Mohan, formerly of Hill Street, Albouystown was committed by Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court following the end of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI).
The charge alleged that on November 18, 2015, Mohan murdered Wharton at Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
The Magistrate on Tuesday found that a sufficient case was made out against Mohan to face a judge and jury at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes.
Wharton was shot-execution style on the stairs of his North Ruimveldt home in what Police believe to be a drug-related crime.
The murder, which was captured on CCTV cameras, was carried out by two men who rode up to the house on bicycles.
Wharton, who was shot three times about the body, including once to the abdomen, succumbed within an hour of being taken to the hospital.
His then five-year-old son, who was seen exiting the house and running down the stairs seconds after his father was shot, received a gunshot wound to his foot.
Meanwhile, Mohan is still facing a trial at the lower court for the illegal possession of a .32 pistol and 10 live rounds of ammunition.