‘Chike Baba’ charged with murder of BV man

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A 29-year-old construction worker appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on Friday charged with the murder of 45-year-old Troy Hicks, who was badly beaten and chopped to death on May 28, 2022, at Hendricks Street, Triumph, East Coast Demerara.

Devon Mohamed, called ‘Chike Baba’, of Sideline Dam Beterverwagting, ECD, appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool; he was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to prison until July 14, 2022.

Police Headquarters reported that Hicks, of Beterverwagting Housing Scheme and the accused, had a misunderstanding earlier in the day.

At around 19:15hrs, Hicks was walking on Hendricks Street when the suspect attacked him with a cutlass. He was chopped to the head and shoulders.

Police said Hicks, who was armed with a dog chain and cutlass, chopped the accused to his forehead.

Hicks ran into a corner shop after a group of men started to pelt him with bricks.

He also pelted bottles at the men and managed to run north on Republic Drive, Beterverwagting and the men ran after him during which he collapsed.

He was then picked up alive by the police and escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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