Dec 24, 2015 News
As investigations continue into the disappearance of a 56-year-old Berbice money changer, police have confirmed that they are on the hunt for a teenage boy, who they believe may have fled to neighbouring Suriname.
The suspect has since been identified as 19-year-old Kevin Boodhoo of Number 65 Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
Kaieteur News was told that the victim, Mohamed Fizal Mahmood Baksh, was last seen around 8:00 hrs on Monday when he received a telephone call from Boodhoo.
Baksh, called ‘Sugar Cake’ of Crabwood Creek, reportedly left home to meet with the suspect who had informed him that there were two elderly people who wanted to change some foreign currency.
A police source close to the investigation said that what is scary at this time is that both suspect and victim have disappeared.
The source said that they have received enough information which suggested that the suspect was the last person to have met with the money changer before he disappeared.
Also, a taxi driver confirmed that Baksh was seen walking into the street where Boodhoo lived.
“We got information that he may have fled to Suriname via the back track route,” the source related.
Boodhoo’s aunt, Seeta, said that her nephew moved in with her in June after his father passed away. She said that he had been selling household items in her yard to financially support himself.
The woman said that she has no idea where her nephew is at this time. She said that she last saw him around midday Monday when she left home to go to Western Union.
“Me and Kevin were not talking so much because he went behind my back and did certain things. I left him home on Monday and when I went back home, he was gone for good,” the suspect’s aunt noted.
She revealed that she and Boodhoo had an argument about a week back and he told her that he would be leaving home.
Last week, the woman said, she found a letter which Boodhoo had left behind. “In the letter he said that ‘If I die, Aunty Seeta you are the cause. And mommy I love you’ but I tear up the letter because I thought everything was normal afterwards because he came home.”
According to Seeta, Monday night, relatives of the money changer visited her home and inquired about Kevin’s whereabouts.
“I asked them what happened and they said that it was about Baksh’s disappearance and that he left to go meet Kevin. While they telling me, Kevin called on the landline for his sister so I asked him what is going on with this man Sugar Cake,” the woman related.
She added that she was informed by her nephew that he had indeed called the money changer, but he never met with him.
“He said that he does get clients for this man and that the man does give him a li’l raise and that was it. I didn’t hear back from him,” Seeta stressed.
A search is underway for the money changer.
Early yesterday, police found a decomposed body of a male at the Kitty seawall, Georgetown. The body is still to be identified.
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