One week after Good Hope farmer, Shariz Ali was discovered dead in his home by his mother, the police yesterday arrested five persons at various locations along the East Coast Demerara (ECD), according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum.
Blanhum informed Stabroek News yesterday that of the five, three were found together and had in their possession two SIM cards and a cellular phone belonging to Ali. He added that investigators are also pursuing another individual who is a known character.
Ali, called “Ameer”, 22, of Lot 2 Good Hope Railway Embankment, ECD, was discovered dead by his mother around 1.30 pm last Monday. He was the lone occupant of a two-storey wooden house and was last seen alive on evening of October 18 by residents.
Bibi Shaliza Hamid, mother of Ali, had told Stabroek News that after constantly trying to contact Ali on his cellphones last Monday morning, she left her home in Stanleytown, Berbice to visit his house. There, she found him dead lying face down on his bed in his bedroom
A hammer, knife and cigarette packets were among the items recovered by detectives. The Crime Chief had informed this newspaper that two cigarette butts that were discovered on a table would be preserved for DNA testing.
A post-mortem examination performed on Ali’s body revealed that he died as a result of multiple incised wounds.