North Ruimveldt man accused of murdering peacemaker served statements

Jermaine Abel

Statements were yesterday served in the murder charge against Jermaine Abel, the North Ruimveldt man accused of a stabbing a peacemaker when he tried to stop a fight in their neighbourhood.

The charge against Abel, of 3615 North Ruimveldt, stated that on November 8, 2016, at Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt, he murdered Hafeez Douglas.

Abel was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, where Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, served statements to the court and the accused.

The Chief Magistrate then transferred the matter to the courtroom of Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Magistrate Latchman adjourned the matter to February 5.

Douglas, called ‘Gargon,’ of Lot 2981 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, sustained a single stab wound to his chest and died on the spot after the altercation.

It was reported that around 3.30pm on the day of the incident, Abel and another man had an argument over his brother, Jamal Abel, when Douglas intervened and attempted to calm the men.

However, Jermaine Abel allegedly armed himself with an icepick and stabbed Douglas, who fell into a nearby trench.

The suspect then ran to the North Ruimveldt Police Outpost where he informed the ranks on duty about the incident and was taken into custody.


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