After fleeing to Guyana’s interior, with possible hopes of evading the police, and from being linked to the murder of businessman Abdool Farouk Ghanie, proprietor of Hamson’s General Store, Floyd Anthony Rammit’s first date with the court came yesterday.
Rammit, who worked as Ghanie’s handyman, was captured a few days ago, and reportedly provided the police with a detailed statement on how he and his accomplices killed and robbed Ghanie after staking out the businessman’s Lot 97 Collingswood Avenue, Nandy Park residence.
In the wake of his revelation a murder charge was instituted against the handyman, who appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Providence Court.
Several of the slain businessman’s relatives and friends had earlier swarmed Court Two of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in the early morning hours to attend the hearing. However, after sitting in for about two hours, they were informed that the matter would be called at the East Bank Demerara court house.
Rammit of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, was not required to plead to the indictable charge after it was read to him.
Particulars of the charge state that between April 15 and 16 at, East Bank Demerara, Rammit murdered Abdool Farouk Ghanie a/k ‘Brother’, during the course of a robbery. He was remanded to prison until October 12.
Police Inspector Michael Grant is presenting the prosecution’s case. His facts revealed that on April 15, the businessman left his home and went to his place of business on Regent Street.
He returned home around 18:00hrs on the said day. At 20:00hrs on April 15, the accused (Rammit) and two other men were seen at his home leaving the premises sometime after in a hasty manner.
On April 16, around 07:20hrs, neighbours found the body of Abdool Farouk Ghanie lying at the back of his yard in a pool of blood. There were wounds to his left side chest and cheek.
The police were summoned and found that the businessman’s firearm, cell phone and other items were missing. Ghanie was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead.
Investigations were carried out which led to the arrest of Rammit.
From the outset, detectives had suspected that persons close to Ghanie, and who often visited his home, were responsible for his death.
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