Man charged with ‘Bolo’ murder makes Court appearance

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COLLIS Collison, 19, of Lot 148 South Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, was, yesterday, charged with the January murder of popular Linden businessman Albert Joseph alias ‘Bolo’. It is alleged that Collison commited the offence between January 3 and 7, in Sunflower Streetr, Wismar, also in Linden but the accused also faced two separate armed robbery charges.
Particulars of those offences said, on January 7, being armed with a gun, Collison robbed Nigel Hescott of one gold chain valued $160,000 and Rajendra Tiwarie of $250,000.
Police Corporal Venetta Pindar, prosecuting, said the murder victim was sitting in his store with his daughter when the accused entered and pretended to be a customer but pulled a gun from his waist and pointed it at Joseph, demanding that he hand over cash and his jewel.
The Prosecutor said Joseph was about to comply with the demand when the accused shot him on the left side abdomen and the wounded man died four days after.
Pindar said the accused was, positively, identified, subsequently.
However, Collison told the Court he was in prison on another robbery under arms charge when the Police put him on an identification parade but he has no knowledge of the allegation.
Collison was remanded to prison and the cases were transferred to Christiansburg Court, in Linden, too, for tomorrow.