Wife arraigned for 2009 murder of Ramzan Alli

Milaimi Alli and deceased Ramzan Alli

Milaimi Alli, who was wanted by police in connection with  the 2009 murder of her husband, fuel dealer Ramzan Alli, was today charged with the crime, days after a taxi driver was charged with the same offence.

Milaimi Alli, 49, a mother of five, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read the murder charge to her.

The charge alleged that the accused, in the company of another, between July 11, 2009 and July 12, 2009, at Coldingen, East Coast Demerara, murdered Ramzan Alli.

Milaimi, of Lot 29 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara; Gordon Street, Kitty; and 107-15 110th Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, was not required to plead to the indictable offence.

Police prosecutor, Neville Jeffers, told the court that the file relating to the matter is complete. He then requested that the court set the very date that is assigned for the second accused, Saheed Mitchell, for the next hearing.

Attorney Bernard Da Silva, who represented the accused, made an application for an early date to be set for the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry. The Chief Magistrate then adjourned the matter until April 15, when it is expected to be heard at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.

The prosecution’s case is that on July 11, 2009, Ramzan Alli left his home and drove to an unknown destination. On July 12, his body was found in the trunk of the car.

Police had said in 2009, that Ramzan Alli was discovered dead with a plastic bag duct-taped over his head, in the trunk of a rental car along the Coldingen Railway Embankment Road. The man had left his home around 9.20 pm on the previous night after receiving a phone call.

After he failed to return home, police said, relatives and employees, the following morning, conducted a search and found the rented vehicle on the road.

The police were subsequently informed and a search later revealed Ramzan Alli’s body in the trunk.

At the time, police said robbery did not appear to be a motive behind his murder.

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