Suspected mastermind in murder of Corentyne businessman arrested
Daniel McLennon called ‘Dutty’ of 153 Third Street, Rose Hall Town was apprehended Wednesday morning in Laing Avenue, Georgetown, by the Police.
McLennon is wanted in connection with the murder of Berbice businessman Lomenzo Jhonny, whose battered and bound body was found in a clump of bushes on a farm a short distance away from his home on February 27.
McLennon is suspected to be the one who orchestrated the robbery and murder of the businessman; he is believed to have pocketed over $10M from the heist.
Jhonny, 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 with both of his feet tied with black lace; wounds to the back, bruises to his right side back and hands, his head and face and a wound to the right eye.
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 four suspects and the subsequent discovery of the safe and about $2M cash that was in the possession of one of the suspects.
So far, four persons have been arraigned for the murder of Johnny. 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 Magistrate’s Court on March 11.
The matter was transferred to the Albion Magistrates Court and will be heard again on April 17.