Success murder accused not guilty, jury finds

Murder accused Arif Mohammed was yesterday found not guilty by a jury in the High Court—a day after his father was acquitted of the same charge.

It took just two hours of deliberation for the 12-member jury to return the unanimous verdict of not guilty against Mohammed. He ran out of the court immediately after Justice Navindra Singh told him he was free to go. Justice Singh also told him that he believes that he is a lucky man and hoped he has a chance to live a good life.

Latiff and Arif Mohammed were on trial for the murder of Jairam Balgobin, who they allegedly killed on March 4, 2008, at Success, East Coast Demerara.

Arif Mohammed

Arif Mohammed

Latiff Mohammed

Latiff Mohammed

On Thursday, Latiff Mohammed was set free after Justice Singh upheld a no-case submission made by defence counsel Peter Hugh.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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