Murder in Reg. 7 mines: Suspect in Police custody

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The man suspected murdering a miner and assaulting the man’s brother has been arrested.

The Guyana Police Force said  32-year-old Raphael Cadogan, a mechanic from Tucville, Georgetown and his 25-year-old brother, Clive Anthony Cadogan, a welder from Lot 171 Middle Street, Silvertown, Linden, were attacked by a colleague while at their work camp at Sulphur Rose Backdam, Cuyuni River.

According to the Police, the brother and other employees were watching a football game at a shop on December 5, 2022, when an argument erupted. A fight ensued between the suspect and Clive over the suspect’s girlfriend. The said girlfriend broke up the fight, and Clive returned to the camp.

At around 6:00hrs on December 6, Clive was awakened by the suspect. The suspect proceeded to chop him in the back of the neck with a cutlass. Raphael intervened and he was chopped to the right side shoulder by the suspect who then escaped.

The brothers were subsequently rushed to the Aroura compound for medical attention, but Raphael succumbed upon arrival.

Clive and his brother were then taken to the Bartica Hospital, where Clive was admitted and his brother was pronounced dead.

The body of the deceased was examined, and gaping wounds on his right shoulder and above his armpit were observed. The body is presently at the Memorial Funeral Home.

The suspect was apprehended and is currently in Police custody. The cutlass used was discovered at the scene of the crime, and the scene was photographed and processed by investigators.

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