‘Biscuit’ under heavy guard

Wanted man David Leander called David Zammett and ‘Biscuit’ remained under heavy police guard yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he had been admitted on Friday.

The man’s hospitalization came shortly after Justice Jainarayan Singh Jr upon seeing his condition on Friday ordered that he be taken immediately to a doctor of his choice to be examined. The doctor advised that he be hospitalized. On a visit to the hospital yesterday Stabroek News observed that three police ranks were guarding the man who was taking saline. At the time of the visit he appeared to be sleeping.

Prior to his hospitalization, the 28-year-old, Lot 112, Vigilance, East Coast resident had appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton, visibly battered and unable to walk, charged with an attempt to commit murder and possession of narcotics. He was remanded to prison and his case adjourned to Thursday at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

Police had issued a wanted bulletin for Leander in relation to investigations into the murder of Agriculture Minister Satyadeow Sawh and his siblings; Anson Melville at Friendship on January 11, 2004; William Adams called `Grego’ at Friendship on August 2, 2004; and the attempted murder committed on Randy Joseph at Friendship on October 4, 2004. He was charged in relation to Joseph and for having five grammes of cannabis in his possession when he was arrested.

Leander was captured last Tuesday during a joint services operation in Buxton that resulted in the deaths of Noel James called ‘Baby’ who had recently been released from prison after serving a sentence for larceny and Orlando Andrews called ‘Bullet’ who was wanted for a number of murders.

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