The case against a teenaged boy who is accused of murdering a presidential guard was yesterday put off until November as the magistrate hearing the case is on leave.
Mortimer Melville, 17, a bus conductor who resides at 93 Prince William Street, Plaisance is charged with the murder of Nazir Alli.
Magistrate Yohhahnseh Cave is said to be on leave and so all old cases were given new dates yesterday at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court. The magistrate from Vigilance tried the new matters yesterday afternoon.
It is alleged that on August 22 at Better Hope, the teen murdered Alli, 47, who was also a driver of former President Janet Jagan. Alli was shot during a robbery at his home.
Relatives said he was shot during a scuffle for his firearm, which two bandits took away. The teen was arrested during raids in Georgetown and was identified as being one of the perpetrators of the murder.
He will return to court on November 14.