Two members of the so-called ‘Fine Man Gang’ were shot dead by the Joint Services at Goat Farm, a community on the left bank of the Berbice River. The men were identified as Cecil Simeon Ramcharran, 54, also known as ‘Uncle Willie,’ and a man identified as ‘Chung Boy.’
According to reports, the two gang members managed to elude the Joint Services from the time they fled the camp at Christmas Falls, until they crossed the Berbice River and hijacked a minibus near Goat Farm, a community located about seven miles from Ituni (see other story).
The Joint Services ranks also recovered two AK-47s and a large quantity of ammunition.
What was even more startlibng was the diiscovery of a credit card belonging to the late Agriculture Minister Satyadeow ‘Sash’ Sawh on he body of the slain Uncle Willie. The police had long accused the so-called Buxton gang of being responsible for the murder of the Minsiter, his siblings and the security guard Curtis Robinson.
The state-owned television station reported in its Six o’clock news that two men had been killed. However, the Police claimed then that they had no information of the killings.
They said that they had no information, but about two hours later, they reported that two men had been shot and killed and that they were on the heels of some others, who were likely to be caught in the ensuing hours.
Earlier, the Police captured a 15-year-old lad who has admitted to being a member of the notorious Rondell Rawlins Gang that was said to be hiding out in Christmas Falls.
An official said that the teen was arrested at Ituni, Upper Demerara yesterday. He was delirious and starving. Police say that he readily co-operated with investigators.
Kaieteur News understands that the teen admitted that he was with the gunmen who came under attack at their Christmas Falls hideout two Fridays ago. He identified some of the gang members, including the now dead ‘Uncle Willie, also called ‘Limpy,’ and ‘Chung Boy.’
This newspaper was told that the youth claimed the gang members managed to fashion a raft out of ‘conga pump’ and crossed the Berbice River at a location below Christmas Falls and Itabu Falls. They allegedly then walked for about three days through very rough terrain. The youth said that he was unable to keep up with the gruelling pace and was eventually left behind.
Meanwhile, investigators continued to interrogate two men whom they said are senior members of Rawlins’s gang. One of the men, 20-year-old Royden Durant, was captured in Sophia on Sunday. The other man, who is said to be from Vigilance, East Coast Demerara, was arrested at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara.
The second man, identified as Dwayne Williams, is suspected to have coordinated the gang’s operations in Georgetown.
Durant is wanted for several murders, including the August 30, 2007 murder of businessman Kumar Singh, called ‘Mango Man,’ who was shot dead at his Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home.
He was also said to have been fingered in the murder of nine-year-old Christine Sukrah, who was shot while lying under her bed after gunmen fired several shots at the family’s Coldingen, East Coast Demerara premises.
He is fingered in attacks on Police Headquarters, Eve Leary and the East La Penitence Police Station.
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