Woman sets taxi driver on fire during argument over stolen money


Edmond Moses, 32, a taxi driver of New Market Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown was set on fire by a woman who police identified as Melissa David and who has since been arrested.

Moses is hospitalized in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation critical bay where he was visited by police investigators and questioned about his injuries.

It was revealed that on Wednesday, Moses was at home when he discovered his wallet with $18,000 was missing.

He raised an alarm, and the mother of his child Melissa David who lives at the same address but in a different apartment showed up with the wallet and threw it at him.

On checking the wallet, Moses noticed that the cash was missing. He recounted that when he inquired about the money, David responded negatively and an argument ensued.

Shortly thereafter, David approached Moses on the veranda of his apartment, threw a liquid substance at him and ignited him with a lighter.

The Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) were summoned and Moses was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Upon arrival he was examined by a doctor and admitted to the critical care unit, suffering from burn injuries to the body and right hand. His condition is regarded as serious.

David is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.

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