Another property for Pest Control boss attacked by arsonist
- Relatives worried about persistent attacks
Relatives and law enforcement officials continue to remain baffled over the attacks on the now dead Pest Control boss’s properties. Early yesterday morning a storage bond owned by the now dead Mohamed Shahabudeen Bacchus came under attack. The man’s Sheriff Street storage bond was partly torched as arsonists hurled Molotov cocktails at the building.
According to reports, around 03:30 hours fire service and the police were summoned to the area after receiving reports of a fire at the building. Swift action by the fire service averted what could have been major disaster.
One of the dead man’s brothers, Mohammed Bacchus, said that around 03:15 hours he received a call saying that the building was on fire. The man said that by the time he arrived on the scene the fire was already under control.
This publication was told that there were two security guards on duty at the premises but both claimed not to have seen anything.
Sources close to the investigation revealed that several incendiary devices were found on the premises suggesting that the fire was a clear case of arson. There are also reports that the police are one step closer to making an arrest as it relates to the execution.
Only last Thursday a building which housed the Pest Control Office in Prashad Nagar was also set ablaze. In that fire the damage ran into millions of dollars as dozens of high end products were stored in the building.
Some two weeks ago Mohamed Shahabudeen Bacchus, a 43-year-old Pouderoyen resident, and owner of Pest Control Plus was shot several times while at a bar in Thomas Street, Georgetown. Police reports stated that two armed men targeted him.
Despite having a bodyguard with him, he was wounded several times, according to reports. One of the gunmen fired several rounds at Bacchus, hitting him in the head and body. He was rushed to the nearby Georgetown Public Hospital.
According to reports, the slain businessman may have been deliberately targeted by hit men. A previous attempt had been made on his life in 2008.
Another businessman was detained for questioning but was subsequently released.