FORMER ‘Best Cop’ Corporal Derwin Eastman is expected to make a court appearance today, police said.
Investigators appear to have amassed enough evidence to lay charges against two police ranks for the October 12, slaying of 58-year-old businessman Godfrey Scipio, called ‘Sagga.’
Aubrey Bobb, a 26-year-old civilian of Kitty, Georgetown, was charged and is on remand for Scipio’s murder. Prior to his implication in this murder, he was jailed for robbery under arms and had recently being reeased from prison.
Reports indicate that the true motive for the killing of the popular businessman, appears to be execution instead of robbery, as investigators discovered it may be linked to the recapture of notorious prison escapee, Royden Williams.
Scipio was a popular vendor at the Berbice bus park and the prison escapee was caught in a minibus at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice, on October 9 after joining a minibus at the Berbice bus park.
Eastman turned himself in at CID Headquarters, Eve Leary, on Thursday last and on his Facebook page that same day he posted, “Good Day all, God is in charge, all will be well, I am innocent of the allegation.”
Reports indicate that Eastman was the fourth police rank to be questioned for the killing of Scipio, who was shot dead on October 12, 2017, shortly after leaving a Kitty hotel. He was also robbed of a gold chain.
The alleged murderer is said to have claimed that the police corporal who is an intelligence rank, provided him with the firearm that was used to kill Scipio.