Jan 24, 2016 News
-relatives disappointed with police inaction
Although a serving policeman has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, the relatives of
slain businessman Mohamed F. Khan are disappointed that the police appear to have shelved the matter.
This, according to relatives, is despite the fact that there is enough evidence in the form of an informant, who is willing to testify that he was an integral part of the plot to kill the businessman whose body parts were recovered in September 2014, a month after he mysteriously disappeared.
Additionally, there is talk of a video recording of the killing which is reportedly in a safe place.
Khan’s aggrieved family members are not too convinced that the police are following up on the leads available.
“This is going on too long. If this had happened in the USA, there would have been charges by now,” said Khan’s sister, Bibi Fareema Khan, from her home in New York.
Since May 25 last, a Police Sergeant was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a trial which is still to get underway in earnest. There has been no new development with regard to holding anyone responsible for Khan’s death.
The charge against Police Sergeant Leon Lindo stemmed from revelations made by whistleblower, Lennox Wayne, called ‘Two Colours’. This man is at present an inmate of the Georgetown Prisons awaiting trial for another murder committed on a Lusignan Cosmetologist.
Apart from the Police Sergeant, Wayne had implicated others in the plot to kill Khan.
Giving dates and locations which are consistent with information provided by Khan before his death,
Wayne had admitted to being part of the plot to kill Khan, but denied that he actually committed the murder.
He detailed a scheme that pointed to the use of police ranks and even former policemen to carry out executions.
Khan had survived an execution attempt the previous July at La Grange, West Bank Demerara when a gunman shot him in his abdomen shortly after he returned to Guyana on a brief holiday. That gunman turned out to be Wayne himself.
Wayne, who admitted that he was once an informant for the police, is convinced that he is being framed for the cosmetologist, Harriram’s murder, by the persons who orchestrated Mohamed F Khan’s death in an apparent effort to silence him for his part in the execution plot.
He decided to speak out since he claimed that he was short changed by the persons who orchestrated the hit as well as to ensure that Khan’s family gets justice.
In a three-page statement that this newspaper was able to obtain, Wayne claimed that on July 8, last year, he was contacted by a policeman (name given) who requested that he “report to base”; base being the compound of the Tactical Services Unit.
When he got there he was told that there was job for him…someone wanted him to kill Mohamed Khan. He was to be paid $500,000.
Wayne recently told this newspaper that he believes that the person who wanted Khan dead was a businessman with whom he had conducted a large business transaction.
“This businessman was communicating all the time on the phone with the policeman (name given), telling
him of Khan’s movements; where he lives and where he attends Masjid,” Wayne said.
From all indications, except for a few persons who were implicated by Wayne, the businessman who reportedly put out the ‘hit’ was never arrested.
When asked about the video of Khan’s killing that is supposed to be around, Wayne told this newspaper that he heard that it is in “a safe place” and that the police should make efforts to get it.
Khan’s relatives are certain that the information provided by Wayne is of valuable importance and should be utilized more by the police.
Kaieteur News understands that the police will be interviewing Wayne again, soon, in order to obtain further information on the reported video recording.
Wayne’s last sighting of Khan was made when the businessman was at his Attorney’s Hadfield Street Chambers.
He claimed that he was contracted to monitor Khan’s movements and to report to the persons who contracted him.
According to Wayne, the policeman subsequently pulled up with some other persons in a heavily tinted vehicle and they too waited for Khan to emerge from the lawyer’s office.
When the businessman eventually left the lawyer’s office and boarded a taxi, the Policeman and his cohorts followed him in their respective vehicles.
Wayne said that he was told to back off since, “They told me they would take care of things from here.”
“I believe ‘Two Colours’; he called all the names of the persons involved. He even confessed to attempting to kill my brother. He is no mad man,” said an emotional Bibi Khan.
“My brother last spoke to me on Whatsapp when he was in Nigel Hughes’ office, not knowing that they were out there waiting to kill him,” she added.
Bibi Khan claimed that she has been in contact with a senior official of the Criminal Investigations Department who keeps insisting that there is no new evidence to charge anyone with her brother’s murder.
According to Khan enough evidence was presented to investigators who are not effectively following the leads.
“They are dragging their feet. Why haven’t they arrested the businessman who was fingered? He needs to be in jail, then he will talk,” the dead businessman’s sister said.
She told this newspaper that the police should be doing much more to find her brother’s killer, since he was the kind of person they always ran to for assistance when he was running his Hadfield Street business.
“Guyana should stand up for my brother. The whole Police Force used to go to him and he used to give them things for free. He did a lot for the Muslim community in Guyana and yet no one is helping to bring those who killed him, to justice,” she said.
She is appealing to President David Granger who she said knew her brother, to assist in any way possible to bring the killers to justice.
Vowing that she will not give up, Bibi Khan said, “It is hurtful to know that everybody just throw back and not doing anything to prosecute those who killed my brother.”
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