A Light Street businessman who has been at the center of the investigation into last Thursday’s murder of money changer Brijlall Persaud has been released on station bail. The businessman was arrested shortly after Persaud was killed by bandits on Lombard Street, minutes after he had left his Eccles, East Bank Demerara home.
The assailants, one armed with a handgun, also grabbed a bag containing $1M and made good their escape.
Kaieteur News was told that the second person who was arrested in connection with the murder remains in custody. A vehicle which was also impounded has not been released to the owner either. Relatives of the dead money changer told Kaieteur News that they were yet to hear from the police. One close relative told this newspaper that Persaud had no known problems with anyone.
A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on Tuesday.
According to reports, Persaud was driving along Lombard Street when one of two men opened fire on his vehicle. The bullets shattered the glass on the driver’s side window. Kaieteur News understands that Persaud was shot to the head and leg. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Hospital.
An eyewitness told Kaieteur News that he was walking along Lombard Street at the time of the fatal attack. The bandits reportedly snatched a bag from the businessman’s vehicle and rushed back into a waiting car.
Kaieteur News understands that there was a second bag in the rear seat which was left behind.
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