Ex-Muneshwers workers accused of embezzling $60M from company

Three former Muneshwers Limited workers were yesterday accused of embezzling nearly $60M in total from the company.

The three women, Sabrina Rohamat, Bibi Tuhida Ali and Bibi Shiroon Ali, were previously charged in January with embezzling over half a million dollars from the company.

They all denied the charges when they were read to them by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Bibi Shiroon Ali
Bibi Shiroon Ali
Bibi Tuhida Ali
Bibi Tuhida Ali

Bibi Shiroon Ali was accused of embezzling $470,000 between July 11, 2013 and October 3, 2013 while being employed as a clerk with Muneshwers Limited, while Rohamat was accused of embezzling nearly $53M from the company between January 5, 2012 and February 19, 2013. Bibi Tuhida Ali was accused of embezzling the sum of $6.4M between August 18, 2012 and April 13, 2013.

Earlier this year, the women had been placed on $150,000 on the earlier embezzlement charges after their attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes made applications in their favour.

Prosecutor Bharat Mangru had previously objected to the women’s bail, citing the likelihood of their fleeing the jurisdiction as his reason.

However, Hughes stated that his clients had consistently gone to the police station when asked. Hughes further added that some of the alleged dates were public holidays and he therefore impossible for them to commit the crimes since they were not working on those days.

This time around, Mangru raised no objections and the women were each granted bail in the sum of $100,000. March 14 is their next court date.

Sabrina Rohamat
Sabrina Rohamat

Latest in Local News

default placeholder

Cases being built against drug kingpins

Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy here, Bryan Hunt has urged patience as it relates to indictments of local drug barons saying that cases are being built in the background that can guarantee convictions.

St Paul’s Anglican Church in Aurora

Aurora Village (Part 2)

Things in Aurora Village are much livelier than in Aurora Estate. Women walk in and out of the health centre with babies hanging from their hips; policemen stand outside the police station bracing against a wooden rail as they talk amongst themselves and shouts of chatter from children playing fill the air.

A Cessna 206 – the model of the planes flown out of Eugene F Correia International Airport, at Ogle yesterday

Probe launched into illegal Cessna flights from Ogle

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) yesterday launched an investigation into the illegal flights of two aircraft from the Eugene F Correia International Airport, at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.

default placeholder

Broke City Hall seeks gov’t bailout

Debt-ridden City Hall has approached the government for a bailout after undertaking several Golden Jubilee projects it did not budget for.

Trevon Thomas

Youth of Guyanese parentage dies in BVI boat accident

A young man of Guyanese parentage died tragically in Tortola, British Virgin Islands around 10:00 hrs yesterday when the speedboat he was in hit rough waters and capsized.

Two of the better appointed stands at D’Urban Park (Stabroek News file photo/Keno George)

D’Urban Park bleachers to remain

The bleachers at D’Urban Park will not be dismantled as originally intended as government intends to preserve and improve the area and turn it into a facility for public events, President David Granger has said.

default placeholder

Funerals held for Kamarang sisters crushed by tree

Post-mortem examinations were performed yesterday on the two children who were crushed to death on Thursday in Kamarang, Region Seven and they were buried with the village council assisting with funeral expenses.

default placeholder

Plug leakages to prevent state resources from bleeding out

Revenues from ExxonMobil’s oil find here could be at least four times Guyana’s national budget at current market prices, and a top US Embassy official here has urged government to move swiftly to implement measures to ensure transparency and accountability.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: