Five found guilty of murdering father of 4 during robbery


Five men were on Friday found guilty of the murder of phone card vendor, Danian Anthony Jagdeo, who was fatally shot during a robbery in 2017.

Mark Dhuman, Abdul Andre Azimullah, Zahir Abdul, Shannon Batson, and Satesh Budhram were on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Berbice High Court.

The jury, after deliberating for over two hours, found the quintet guilty of the crime.

Justice Kissoon ordered the preparation of probation reports for the convicts and deferred sentencing to June 10.

Dead: Danian Anthony Jagdeo

The five men had denied that on February 8, 2017, they murdered 35-year-old Jagdeo during the course of a robbery at Adventure Village Corentyne Berbice.

They were represented by attorneys-at-law Siand Dhurjon, Moti Singh, Ravindra Mohabir, Sasha Roberts and Surihya Sabsook while the State was represented by prosecutor Abigail Gibbs.

According to reports, on February 8, 2017, Jagdeo who is a father of four, was at the time dropping off phone cards at a shop when a lone gunman pounced on him.

The gunman arrived on a motorcycle, entered the shop, pointed the gun toward Jagdeo and demanded cash.

At the time of the incident, Jagdeo had a haversack which the gunman took before shooting him and escaping on his motorcycle.

The motorcycle was later found abandoned at Friendship village, further up the Corentyne, bearing a fake registration number.

A car was also impounded several days after the incident, which later led to the arrest of the five men.

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