Detectives at Berbice may be on the verge of solving the murder of
Corentyne businessman Patrick Mohabir, who was shot dead on January 6 at his Lot 9 Belvedere, Public Road Corentyne, Berbice home.
Police officials have confirmed that they have detained a suspect. The individual, who is from the same neighbourhood as the victim, was arrested last Friday.
A file on the case is likely to be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) today.
Indications are that investigators do not believe that Mohabir was the victim of a robbery.
It is alleged that on the night of January 6, two masked men, armed with a ‘long gun’ and a cutlass, and dressed in dark long sleeved clothing, entered the home of the businessman.
Mohabir, a father of six operates the popular grocery store, Shabina and Sons, on the premises.
At the time Mohabir, his wife, Shabina Ahmad, and four of his children were at home.
The woman had told investigators that she and her husband were in their room when her husband heard some strange sounds outside. She said that they thought it was the children and he asked her to investigate. She said that upon venturing out of the room she was confronted by the two masked bandits.
She immediately begged them not to harm the family and even offered them money.
She said that her husband then came outside was shot in the left thigh during a scuffle with one of the intruders. He was also chopped.
The bandits reportedly then returned to the wounded businessman’s wife, who allegedly managed to “scramble” the mask of one of the intruders.
The invaders then fled, taking two cell phones and a pair of shoes.
Mohabir was rushed hospital where he succumbed.
The woman had stated that the men did not appear to be robbers.
There were no signs of forced entry to the house.
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