Man remanded to prison for murder of young GRA officer
A 45-year-old labourer was on Thursday remanded to prison for the murder of 25-year-old Dwayne Daniel Taitt, an Enforcement Officer of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).
Rawle Lamaison of Durban Backlands, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plea to the capital offence, which alleged that on July 12, 2021, at Middleton Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, he stabbed the young father of one to death.
The Chief Magistrate remanded Lamaison to prison until August 12, 2021.
A police report had noted that Taitt, his wife and two-year-old daughter were renting an apartment at Middleton Street from Lamaison’s mother; on July 11, Lamaison’s mother informed the couple that they had until July 14 to vacate the premises.
However, on the day in question, the young couple was awakened by a loud banging on their door; they soon discovered that Lamaison was using a piece of wood to hit the door and was shouting at them to “move out.”
Police said that when Taitt opened the door, he was attacked by Lamaison; the victim ran out into the street, but Lamaison pursued him and stabbed him to the chest.
Taitt was picked up by his wife and a security guard and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead. Lamaison was arrested at the scene and under caution, he reportedly admitted to the crime.