Feb 13, 2015 News
The family of 25-year-old Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) employee, LeVoy Taljit, says that more than two years of unbearable anxiety have been experienced since their loved one has disappeared, and they are adamant that poor investigation by the police is the reason for him not being located.
Taljit, of Anira Street, Queenstown, was last seen on December 23, 2012 leaving his home driving his Toyota Raum, PNN 8315. According to his father, Basil Taljit, the young man was wearing a burgundy tee-shirt and faded blue jeans.
Five days after his disappearance, his vehicle was found in a trail at Yarrowkabra, about a mile off the Soesdyke/ Linden Highway.
Police had detained a 32-year-old Soesdyke resident who reportedly confessed to stashing Taljit’s vehicle on the highway. The man, who was in possession of the missing man’s debit card also allegedly admitted to selling Taljit’s phone for $40,000.
He was however released after 72 hours, despite all the information the police had.
Yesterday, the older Taljit in an interview said that the police did nothing to find his son.
Recalling what happened the day his son disappeared, Basil Taljit said that his son was home all day, before leaving around 14:00hrs on December 23.
“He would normally leave home and come back, so we didn’t think anything. His mother called him later that day after he didn’t return… but no answer, so she keep calling him until the following day,” the missing man’s father recounted.
He said that after his son did not show up on the third day, he went to his workplace to enquire, and when he did not get any positive information, he made a missing person report.
After getting “no assistance” from the police, the senior Taljit said that family members, with the assistance of a friend from one of the telephone companies, were able to determine usage of LeVoy Taljit’s phone.
“The person who had my son’s phone called a female and we were able to get the female’s number, and she told us who called her and we went to the house with a police, but the man (who hid his son’s car) was not there,” Basil Taljit explained.
He added that sometime later, the individual they were looking for showed up at the police station with his lawyer.
According to the father, the man told the police that he and the GEA employee were friends and that LeVoy Taljit had visited him before he vanished and gave him the phone.
“He said that my son went to him and told him that he and his family had story and that he was moving to Suriname.”
Kaieteur News was told that after LeVoy Taljit’s car was discovered, the suspect then said that he (Taljit) had given him his car, bank card and phone, which he later sold.
“When we found the car he said that my son gave him the car and asked that he hide it, because he still owes for it, and the people will come and collect it,” Basil Taljit recounted.
According to the father, a bank source informed him that money was withdrawn twice from his son’s account after he went missing.
“This man confessed that he took out the money at two locations – Parika and Carmichael Street. Up to now the police can’t get information from the bank.”
According to Basil Taljit, if it wasn’t for him, his sources and family members, the police would have never even detained the suspect.
“How can the police let go of a man who had my son’s phone; who confessed that he took money from my son’s account, and who hid my son’s car. I believe if the police had pressured him a little, he would’ve talked,” the father opined.
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