Police at Port Kaituma have arrested a man known as “Desmond” after a miner was fatally stabbed to death on Monday.
A police report stated that around 01:00hrs, on Monday September 1, Glendon Cox, 46, of Aberdeen on the Essequibo Coast, was involved in an argument with a man at Four Miles, Arakaka, North West District, during which he was fatally stabbed.
The report indicated that a suspect has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with investigation.
Esther Cox, the dead man’s sister, said she last spoke with her brother, who was the father of two, on Sunday last. The bereaved woman said her brother called her on Sunday and was telling her how much he loved her.”My brother told me he loved me three times,” the woman reflected tearfully.
Cox explained that her brother, whom she described as “a loving man” came out of the interior almost four months ago and she learnt that he had been experiencing some difficulties with the family members of a young Pomeroon miner who recently lost his life in an accident at Arakaka.
The woman said she learnt of her brother’s death by way of a nephew who had called to ask, if she had heard the news about Cox’s death.
“Auntie Esther did you hear what happened to “Zamma”, he just get stab.”
Esther Cox said that she was in denial at first since she informed her nephew that she had spoken to her brother just moments before. She said her daughter traveled to the interior and has since identified her uncle’s body. The woman said her daughter has since related to her that her uncle was imbibing at a shop at Arakaka and was approached by a man, and upon leaving the shop, the man, who police has since arrested, proceeded to give him a “friendly hug”.
The woman said after her brother realized that he had been stabbed by the man, he collapsed and eventually succumbed. She said urgent efforts are being made to transport her brother’s body out of the interior, since ice needed to preserve the body, is said to be scarce in that area.
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