Guyana Chronicles – A 47-year-old man who was chopped to the head when three masked men invaded his home on Friday evening, succumbed, hours after, at the New Amsterdam Hospital.
The man has been identified as Mohamed Haniff, a taxi driver of Lot 56 Experiment, West Coast Berbice. Police have so far detained the man’s 44-year-old wife as investigation continues.
According to Police, at approximately 21:00 hrs, Hamid and his wife were at home alone when the three unidentified men, armed with a gun, cutlass and an iron bar, pounced on them.
During the ordeal, one of the men fired several chops to Hamid’s head and demanded cash and valuables. However, when the victims responded that they had none, the men made their escape empty-handed.
The seriously-injured man was picked up and taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital but was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam hospital where he died, about four hours later.
The Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene, and, during their initial investigation, recognised that the wife’s account of the incident did not add up; hence, she was detained, pending further investigation.
Reports are that the wife is facing some financial trouble and, reportedly, pawned the house without her husband’s knowledge. The Guyana Chronicle understands that the victim returned to Guyana on Saturday last.
An investigation into the murder is ongoing