GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A Jamaican man is among five people who were remanded yesterday for the murder of a Guyanese woman on February 7.
The accused, two couples and a man, were charged jointly with the capital offence of murder, and appeared in the Number 51 Magistrate Court yesterday, Stabroek News reported.
The Jamaican, Rohan Johnson also known as ‘Jamakie’ is a 26-year-old carpenter living in Guyana. He along with his common law wife, Shabiki Alert Thompson, 28, of the said address have been charged along with barber Oliver Permaul, 36, and his wife Nazima Permaul, 42, who operates a business in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne. The fifth accused is 26-year-old Andre James, also known as ‘Andy’, a tattoo artist.
The woman who was murdered has been identified as 45-year-old mother of four, Leilawatie Mohamed, also known as ‘Aunty Leila’, a domestic worker.
The accused were not required to plead to the indictable charge, and as such were remanded to prison until their next court date on May 4, at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
It is alleged that last week, two men kicked down Mohamed’s door and invaded her home. The men forced the forty-five year old woman to kneel down on her bedroom floor, and demanded cash during their efforts to stage a robbery.
However, after she told the men that she did not have any money, the gunman shot her dead at close range.
It was only after an investigation was launched that investigators said they learnt that the domestic worker’s death was not a robbery but a planned `hit’.
Stabroek News had previously reported that Mohamed was said to have been involved with a married businessman. According to the investigation, the wife, of the businessman found out about his extramarital affair with Mohamed and retaliated by recruiting someone to plan Mohamed’s execution.