Inquest over 2002 killing of Compton Cambridge set

Twelve years after his controversial killing at the height of the 2002 crime spree, the inquest into the death of Compton Dolphin Cambridge is set for Friday at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court and eight witnesses are being asked to attend.

Among the eight witnesses are six policemen.

Wanted man Cambridge was shot and killed at his girlfriend’s home in Nabaclis on June 7, 2002 by members of the police force following a shoot-out. There were conflicting accounts from the residents and the police concerning the circumstances surrounding his death, the residents alleging that along with three other men he had run out of the house after his ammunition had been exhausted, and had not been killed in the house itself. Subsequently, the police said that Cambridge had been wanted for seven murders, including those of four policemen.

Critics have questioned what inquests conducted so long after the fact can achieve.

A notice in today’s issue of the Stabroek News from the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Judicature listed eight witnesses who have been summoned to testify. These witnesses are Odel August P/C #18204 of Cove & John Police Station, East Coast Demerara (ECD); Godfrey Luke P/C #18496 of Vigilance Police Station, ECD; Ramchandra Motiram P/C #17935 of Cove & John Police Station, ECD; Clensford Burnette D/Cpl #12383 of Divisional H/Q, Cove & John, ECD; James Joseph Det/Const #17356 of Cove & John Police Station, ECD; Kwayana Bobb, Det Cpl #14052, Cove and John Police Station, ECD; Carl Abrams of Buxton, ECD and Corwin Solomon of Melanie Damishana, ECD.

They have been summoned to appear before Magistrate Zamilla Ally at the Vigilance Court on Friday, May 2nd at 1 pm.

Latest in Local News

Omar Shariff

Ministry of the Presidency official Shariff sent on leave pending SOCU investigation

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), Omar Shariff has been sent on leave by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, a release from MOTP said today.

default placeholder

Body found in rubble of Wales fire

At 01:30hrs today, police say that a fire destroyed a home at Wales, West Bank Demerara, and the body of an unidentified person was subsequently discovered among the rubble.

default placeholder

Exxon Mobil says second well confirms `significant’ oil find

Exxon Mobil Corporation today said that drilling results from the Liza-2 well, the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, confirm a world-class find with a recoverable deposit of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels.

default placeholder

Proposed law bans smoking in public places

Proposed tobacco control legislation will see a ban on smoking in public places while cigarette advertising will no longer be allowed and pictorial and text health warnings will have to be displayed on at least 75% of the packaging on tobacco products.

default placeholder

$800M in specialty hospital steel ‘awarded’ to BK

Government needs to explain why about $800 million worth of steel and other equipment that were earmarked for the now-frozen specialty hospital project, went solely to businessman Brian Tiwarie, former President Donald Ramotar says.

Ezekiel Murray

Truck driver jailed for three years for crash causing child’s death

Clyde Barker, the truck driver who was accused of running over 12-year-old Ezekiel Murray along the Friendship Public Road last year and causing his death, was yesterday sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

default placeholder

Businessman jailed and fined over gun, ammo possession

A businessman was yesterday sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined $100,000 after being found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

default placeholder

Business minister ‘in denial’ over economic ‘crisis’

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin is in denial about Guyana not being in an economic crisis.

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: