Apr 21, 2016 News
…transported to Georgetown for questioning
Following the gruesome discovery of the body of missing bridesmaid, Simone Hackett, on Tuesday morning, Police had been looking for her ‘child father’ Clevon Hamilton.
Commander of ‘C’ Division, Marlon Chapman, said that the Police at Mahdia apprehended Clevon Hamilton, known as ‘Quarter’, during the course of the morning.
He further stated that Hamilton was being transported to Georgetown for questioning in relation to the murder of Simone Hackett.
Hackett’s partially decomposed body was found in a trench at Fourth Field, Cummings Lodge bearing a slit throat and two stab wounds to the back and neck.
Police say Hamilton was wanted for questioning as he had called Hackett to meet his ‘friend Dexter’ to collect a package when she subsequently vanished. Three days later, Hackett’s body was found by two boys on their way to school.
Commander Chapman said that no post mortem has been done as yet, but they think that Hackett might have been killed some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning and then dumped in the trench parallel to UG road.
The post mortem is expected to be done on Friday.
Hackett’s relatives believe that Clevon Hamilton had a hand in the shocking murder because the two had an ongoing feud over custody of their toddler son.
In addition, Hamilton had allegedly threatened Hackett’s life as recent as a week ago.
Chapman stated that Hamilton will be held for the maximum 72 hours and interrogated. Investigations are continuing as police seek to track down ‘Dexter’ as a vital part of the case.
Hackett was to have been the Maid of Honour at her sister’s wedding on Sunday, the same day that her son celebrated his third birthday.
And last evening, the police transported Hamilton to the Sparendaam Police Station. The man’s attorney, Patrice Henry, was however denied the right to speak with his client.
Henry said that Hamilton’s relatives recruited him to seek after the interest of the man in custody. However, Assistant Superintendent Scotland ordered him out of the police station. He said that ASP Scotland also ordered Constable Robin to escort him out of the station.
When contacted last night about this development, a high ranking police officer, told this newspaper that he is not at all surprised by the allegation made by the attorney at law.
He said that it has been drawn to the attention of very senior officers that the Assistant Superintendent in question is “operating beyond himself” and is known to have publicly challenged the orders and directions of his superiors in the Division he working in.
Kaieteur News was told that ASP Scotland has been summoned and reprimanded by a very senior officer at the criminal investigations department headquarters for similar conduct.
“I can confirm that that officer has been spoken to by his superiors and warned to desist from these behaviours,” the high ranking policeman told this newspaper.
He said that it was based in this very attitude and other allegations that Scotland was removed from the CID and sent to the Tactical Services Unit as an Inspector a few years ago.
“Should this Officer get into any trouble, he too will run to a lawyer to represent him and he would not like his lawyer to be mistreated,” the police officer stated.
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