Five charged with murder of Enmore businessman

-attorneys say men beaten by cops, forced to sign statements

By Desilon Daniels

Five men accused of murdering kidnapped Enmore businessman Rajendra Singh were remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with the capital offence.

Doodnauth “Pumpkin” Ketwaroo, 26, of 365 Good Hope, East Coast Deme-rara, Tony Thomas, 27, of 7 Bel Air Village, George-town, Michael “Jet Lee” Lewis, 37, of 65 Sheriff Street, Georgetown, Adony James, 31, of 171 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown and Sheldon Chase, 28, of 349 Pike Street Kitty, Georgetown were not required to plead to the charge that they, between April 5th and April 9th, at the Le Repentir Cemetery, murdered Singh.

During the men’s arraignment at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, attorneys for four of them accused police of beating their clients. Attorneys for two of the men claimed that they had been coerced into signing confessions. Although the police prosecutor denied the claims, Magistrate Ann McLennan, who …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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