A TOTAL of four witnesses remain to testify in preliminary inquiry (PI) involving the owner of Mark Interior Communication Inc. and an alleged hit-man, who are charged for conspiring to execute a Lethem businessman.
The PI is presided over by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Mark Grimmond, 57, the owner of the communication service and Mark’s Pool Side and Fun Park located at Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was charged along with Chatterpaul Singh called Kevin, 36.
The men are currently out on bail for the charge which alleged that, between April 1, 2018, and June 7, 2019, at Georgetown, they conspired with persons known and unknown to murder Dwayne Grant.
On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the last police witness took to the stands and gave his evidence in the matter.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Neville Jeffers, told the court that four civilian witnesses remain to testify in the PI.
The Chief Magistrate adjourned the PI until September 13, 2019.
According to reports, Grant, a businessman who lives in Lethem, had received a ‘tip-off’ that Grimmond had hired someone to execute him.
The businessman became fearful for his life and reported the matter to the police, who went to a Hotel in Lethem and found Singh with an illegal firearm in his possession.
The police is contending that Singh, while in custody, told the investigator that he was hired by Grimmond to kill Grant. Grimmond was arrested and the police found telephone records between the men.