Apr 24, 2019 News Comments Off on Family of murdered prisoner stages protest
Family members of murdered Lusignan Prison inmate Shaheed Alli, 30, yesterday staged a protest outside of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, seeking justice for his killing.
Roy Alli, who led the protest into his son’s death, indicated that he knew the identity of his son’s killers, and alleged that he too, has received death threats.
“Just like how everybody does get their information, same way we got our information, and we know who the killer of my son is. Persons told me that the person who killed my son said that soon I will follow my son. Two times I received this information,” the father said.
The family has indicated that they will continue their protest until they receive justice. They also promised to be present in court for every hearing of the matter Alli was charged for.
In response, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels gave reassurances that Alli’s death is being vigorously investigated.
“The only problem is, and has been over the years, that prisoners are not forthcoming in matters like these,” the Director said.
“However, it is still an active investigation, and as soon as the necessary information is obtained, the police will seek legal advice regarding anyone who might be culpable.”
Alli, along with Malcolm Cully, 27, of Cooper Street, Albouystown were charged on April 2, last for the murder of Sumintra Dinool, who was slain between June 14, 2014 and June 15, 2014 at Barr Street,
Albouystown, in the course or furtherance of a robbery.
When the two appeared in court, Cully, the co-accused had threatened Alli, saying “You and your children will suffer.”
Two days later, Alli was beaten to death in prison by a group of inmates. From the brutal beating, the 30-year-old prisoner, of Albouystown, suffered a fractured skull and later died at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he had been admitted as a patient.
Reports of the murder of 65-year-old Sumintra Dinool indicated that the elderly woman was tied to her bed and strangled.
Dinool lived alone with her son, who was out all night when the incident took place. Upon his return, he allegedly opened the front door with his keys, but did not notice anything amiss until he went into his room and found it ransacked.
He decided to check on his mother and found her dead with her hands bound and her mouth gagged. Robbery appeared to be the motive since electronic equipment, including a flat-screen television set and other items appeared to be missing.
However, some money was reportedly found in the slain woman’s bedroom. The perpetrators were never caught. But a few weeks ago, detectives returned to the case and acting on information, they took Cully, into custody.
Cully was freed just last year on an attempted murder charge. Alli was also taken into custody. He was recently released from prison on a narcotics charge, according to sources. Kaieteur News understands that the two men provided information which implicates them in the robbery/murder.
Investigators were reportedly baffled at finding no visible sign of forced entry to the home. Mrs. Dinool had owned stalls in the Vendors’ Arcade and was said to have been security-conscious.
The victim had reportedly been living at the Albouystown property for about 46 years and had never been robbed.
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