Four charged with murder of Corentyne businessman
Four persons have been arraigned for the murder of Corentyne businessman Lomenzo Johnny, whose body was discovered in a clump of bushes on a farm on the morning of February 27, a short distance away from his home.
The men, identified as Navendra Narine, Gopaul Ramgobin, Satram Khuslay and Bilal Mc Lennon, were jointly charged when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Alex Moore at the Number 51 Magistrates Court Wednesday.
It is alleged on February 27, at Port Mourant, they murdered the 49-year-old businessman.
However, Narine and Ramgobin faced the charge of accessory after the fact, which alleged that between February 27 and March 6 at Rose Hall Town knowing that Mc Lennon and Khuslay committed the offence of murder, they harboured the duo.
Attorney-at-law Rohan Jagmohan represented Navendra Narine while the three others were unrepresented.
The matter was transferred to the Albion Magistrates Court and will be heard again on April 17.
Meanwhile, family members of Johnny became emotional in the courtroom, and one of the sons was arrested and subsequently released after he hurled expletives at the accused.
Outside of court, the atmosphere was tense as close relatives gathered and words were exchanged with relatives of both accused and victim.
Johnny, who resided at Lot 11 East Side Line Dam, Rose Hall Town, Region 6 Berbice, operated a grocery shop.
His body was discovered at around 07:45 hrs by a construction worker.
His keys were stolen and the perpetrators went to his home where they carted off a safe containing a substantial amount of cash.
However, diligent work by investigators from the Whim Police Station led to the arrest of the suspects and the subsequent discovery of the safe and about $2M cash that was with a suspect.
Further, the Guyana Police Force on Tuesday issued a wanted bulletin for the Daniel Mc Lennon known as ‘Dutty’ for questioning in relation to the murder. Mc Lennon is believed to be the mastermind behind the killing and robbery.
Anyone with information that may lead to his arrest is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers, 226-6978, 225-8196, 226-2870, 226-7065, 227-1149, 226-7065, 226-9834, 268-2298, 694-1664, 333-5564, 911 or the nearest police station.