Serial arsonist strikes again

- after latest fire, tells ex-wife’s mom ‘the game now start’

Accused of burning down the home of his ex-wife just over two weeks ago, a serial arsonist struck again shortly before midnight on Friday and set fire to the Bath Settlement, Berbice home of the woman’s parents.

Seeta Persaud, 42, and her partner Nawaz Chaseem were asleep at her parent’s home at Bath Settlement when her ex-husband set fire to the home at about 11.40 pm on Friday. The kitchen was destroyed but they managed to douse the flames before it engulfed the home. The man is also accused of burning down Persaud’s Bath Experiment Scheme, West Coast Berbice home on May 28 and, before that, in 2009. He is being sought by the police for the May 28 fire and is also wanted for threatening Persaud and her family, and for intruding on their premises.

Persaud related to Stabroek News that she and Chaseem were asleep in the lower flat of the home when she awoke suddenly and saw the “big fire” by the front door. She recounted that she started to scream and quickly opened the back door to escape. By then Chaseem had gotten up and grabbed a bucket and started to douse the building with water.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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