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The prime suspect in the murder of a 56-year-old Ituni man has been arrested, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement on Wednesday.
Dead is Fredrick De Souza – a 56-year-old labourer, who lived at BQ Range House Kaburi Street, Ituni, Region 10. His alleged murderer is a 39-year-old man.
The incident is alleged to have occurred at around 9:00hrs on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at BQ, Ituni, however, De Souza succumbed on Wednesday.
The police said they responded to an unknown caller, who stated that a male was seen lying in front of his house at BQ Ituni.
“Upon arrival, the male victim was observed laying in an unconscious state in front of his home, bearing wounds to his head, abdomen and feet and was subsequently taken to the Ituni Health Care Centre then to the Linden Hospital Complex where he later succumbed to his injuries, sometime during the morning of 2021-06-30,” the police detailed.
The suspect, who was contacted by the police about 22:00hrs on Tuesday, was observed to have a wound above his right eye.
“When questioned about how he was injured, the man stated that the victim told him not to enter his (the victim’s) yard, following a misunderstanding. He said he entered the yard and the victim, using a picket, allegedly dealt him (the suspect) a lash,” the police report.
He was then escorted to the Ituni Health Centre where he was treated and subsequently arrested and placed into custody pending investigations.
The victim’s body is presently at the Memorial Mortuary awaiting PME.