Marcus Bisram says bandits carted off jewels, G$5M, US$14,000


Marcus Bisram, the wealthy philanthropist who made headlines when he was accused of murdering Berbice carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt but was freed of the charge, has said G$5 million and US$14,000 was stolen from him when four bandits attacked him and his family Sunday night.

Bisram said he and over 15 family members were sitting in their yard, as is the norm, when three men with guns and another with a cutlass attacked them.

He said the men first relieved every one of his family members of their cellphones and then ordered them inside the house.

There, the bandits demanded the jewellery everyone was wearing. Bisram said he had two hand bangles of 100 pennyweight each and a gold chain of another 100 pennyweight.

He said one of the gunmen ordered him to his room to produce all the money he had. HE said he had G$5 million to pay his attorneys and another US$12,000 cash. He said they also took his wallet, which had another US$2,000 and several credit cards.

Bisram was freed twice after being imprisoned on allegations that between October 31 and November 1, 2016, he coerced, procured and demanded five men to murder carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt.

Bisram, a U.S citizen, was freed on March 30, 2020, after Magistrate Renita Singh at the Whim Magistrate’s Court found the State did not have sufficient evidence against him.

However, just hours later, Bisram was re-arrested as the DPP ordered the Magistrate to re-open the case on the grounds that there is enough evidence for him to stand a High Court trial.

That decision was challenged and Bisram was allowed to go free again.

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