Teen charged with murdering Hamson’s owner

Teenager Kemo Evans was yesterday charged with the murder of Regent Street businessman Farouk Hamid.

Farouk Hamid
Farouk Hamid

Evans, of Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, was arraigned in a city court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge. Although police had given his age as 20, the court heard yesterday that Evans is 17.

Kemo Evans
Kemo Evans

The charge against him states that between April 15th and April 16th, 2015, he murdered and robbed Farouk at his Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara home.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan presided over the teen’s arraignment.

Evans is the second person to be charged with the murder. As a result, the prosecution indicated that it would like Evans and the other accused to be tried together.

The accused was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan until January 29th, 2016, when the matter is due to be called for a report.

Hamid, owner of the Hamson’s General Store on Regent Street, was found dead on the premises of his Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara home by his wife on April 16th with multiple stab wounds.

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