May 08, 2017 News
The badly chopped body of an ex-convict was discovered yesterday morning on Uitvlugt Access Road, West Coast Demerara.
The body of Clinton Walks, 36, of Lot 3 Bus Shed Street, Uitvlugt was found with multiple chop wounds.
Police say that Walks was wanted in connection with several reports of break and enter and larceny, as well as simple larceny. He had served an 18-month sentence in 2015 after being convicted for break and enter and larceny.
Junella Hall, the slain man’s sister, said that she last saw him at the family’s home on Saturday afternoon. He then went out, but did not relate where he was going. He did not own a cellular phone.
According to Hall, who is a member of the area’s Neighbourhood Community Police, a family friend came to her residence yesterday morning and informed her that “‘Bongo’ was lying at the back of the pasture with his guts coming out.”
The sister said that she and other relatives ventured to the scene where they made the gruesome discovery.
The woman added that her brother did odd jobs in and around the community to sustain himself and was recently released from prison.
Although she admitted that her sibling is usually in and out of the lock ups, she refuted reports of him being wanted by police.
“He is well known in the community. If the police did want to catch him they could have done so,” the grieving woman said.
Hall expressed horror at the manner in which her brother met his demise.
“They shouldn’t have beaten him. They should have carried him to the station and not take the law into their own hands.”
She described him as a very helpful person who always lends assistance to persons in the neighbourhood. She however disclosed that her brother was very “disgusting at times” and would set fires “when he cannot get what he wants.”
But there is conflicting information as to the character of Walks.
Some residents in the community described him as a very “good person”.
A young man who was seen standing on the road corner said that Walks turned his life around after he left prison some two years ago.
Another resident, however, stated that “Bongo was disgusting. He always goes in somebody house and thiefing things. He used to sell marijuana.”
“That is a serious murder”, one resident was overheard saying. “These people have to stop taking matters into their own hands. ‘Bongo’ is not any bad man. They should have handed him over to the police.”
It is suspected that Walks was killed somewhere else and dumped on the roadway. Kaieteur News understands that efforts are being made to retrieve CCTV footage from a premises near to where Walk’s body was found.
Efforts are being made to bury Walks according to Muslim rites.
He lived alone and had no children.
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