After 6 years on remand, man pleads guilty to killing owner of Regent Multiplex

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After spending the last six years on remand, Fazeel Bacchus on Monday confessed to the 2015 fatal shooting of 48-year-old businessman Ganesh Ramlall called ‘Boyo.’

Bacchus, 27, formerly of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara, was arraigned before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Georgetown High Court for the capital offence of murder.

However, he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. The charge stated that on July 5, 2015, he unlawfully killed the proprietor of Regent Multiplex Mall Ganesh Ramlall during the course of a robbery at his La Jalousie West Coast Demerara house.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack, SC had granted a fiat to attorneys-at-law Konyo Sandiford and Narissa Leander to prosecute the case on behalf of the State. Bacchus is represented by attorney-at-law Mark Conway.

Sentencing is deferred until February 24, 2022.  Bacchus was jointly charged with Lennox ‘Soldier Man’ Roberts and Kurt ‘Banana’ Erskine; these two are still on remand awaiting trial.

According to reports, at about 00:10 hrs on July 5, 2015, the businessman had just returned home and was about to use the outside bathroom when he was confronted by four men.

He was shot several times about his body by the armed men, who took away his licensed firearm, jewellery and a wallet and then escaped.

Ramlall was later pronounced dead at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

On July 14, 2015, Bacchus, was arrested by police and admitted that he was the getaway driver.

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