Wanted man arrested in Suriname, charged for 2020 murder of Rosignol businessman

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After eluding law enforcement officials for more than three years, a 32-year-old fisherman was on Monday charged and remanded to prison for the murder of Rosignol businessman, Tony Bisnauth, who was gunned down on his 78th birthday in 2020.

Carlos Evans called ‘Beast’ of Rosignol, West Bank Berbice (WBB) appeared via Zoom before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that on March 13, 2020 at Carriage Road, Evans murdered Bisnauth in the course or furtherance of a robbery.

Evans was remanded to prison and the case was adjourned to September 11 for statements.

Dead: Tony Bisnauth

Days after the murder, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) issued a wanted bulletin for Evans.

Evans was arrested on August 24 in neighbouring Suriname and handed over to local authorities.

He was among two persons who were wanted for questioning in relation to the crime.

His alleged accomplice, Sheldon Smith was charged on March 25, 2020 and remanded to prison.

Bisnauth operated the Tanjo Snackette at the Rosignol Stelling Road with his wife, Sunita Khanai.

His wife had told the News Room that he was celebrating his birthday with close relatives and friends outside the snackette when three men, armed with two guns and a cutlass, pounced on them and demanded cash and valuables.

According to Khanai, her husband did not comply with the bandits when he was shot to the head.

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