Devon Lyte, the labourer who said he witnessed the March 15 shooting of the three robbery suspects along the Kingston seawall while working on a Carifesta Avenue building was never on the roof as he claimed.
This statement was made this afternoon during a press conference hosted by Commissioner of Police (ag) David Ramnarine.
Ramnarine told reporters that during the “active investigation” several statements have been obtained including from the contractor, sub-contractor and security supervisor of Lyte’s worksite which indicate that Lyte was not present at the location on the day of the incident.
Moreover, he said Lyte has not turned up for work since last Sunday.
According to the police, Dextroy Cordis, 46, called “Dottie” of Lot 4 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, Kwame Assanah, a former soldier, of Buxton, East Coast Demerara, and Errol Adams, 57, called ‘Dynamite,’ of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast and also Buxton, were fatally shot north of the GNS sports ground after they opened fire on ranks.
Questions have been raised about the police account and an investigation is underway.