Ogle man in custody after setting fire to his home
A man of 27 Railway Embankment, Ogle East Coast Demerara is currently in police custody after he reportedly set fire to his own home. The man has been identified as Junior Slowe.
Reports are that some time around 9:30 hours yesterday the man was seen breaking the window of the house and acting strange.
A security guard, who works next door, Tarmonia Indal, said that the man was earlier seen smoking what appeared to be marijuana. She said that the man was then seen lighting a stove. Soon after he started shouting for help.
“He started running out de house and start shouting fuh ‘fire fire’.”
The woman said that she immediately contacted the Guyana Fire Service after the heavy winds starting blowing the flames in the direction of another house.
The woman said that the fire service responded promptly but the fire was contained only to Slowe’s house. Shortly after, the police arrived at the scene and Slowe was arrested.
The house was built by his father, Frankie Slowe, who resides overseas, on a plot of land on which he had constructed a larger house that is now rented property.
Neighbours said that Slowe was something of a terror and that he was a drug addict.
His relatives however denied the drug addict label and contended that Junior Slowe was mentally ill. Slowe lived alone and was recently released from Prison after serving an eight-month sentence.