2nd accused jailed for 29 years for businessman’s murder
Justice Sandil Kissoon on Tuesday sentenced the second accused in the April 15, 2015 murder of businessman Abdul Farouk Ghanie to 29 years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty by a 12-member High Court jury.
Kemo Evans, 22, was found guilty of murdering the 56-year-old owner of Hamson’s General Store during the course or furtherance of a robbery.
Reports in 2015 were that the victim, called “Brother” and “Hamson”, was ambushed while tending to his dogs.
His body was found by his wife, who had gone to the property after several calls to his phones went unanswered. An autopsy showed that he died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest.
On February 3, Floyd Rammit, who was jointly charged with Evans for the businessman’s killing, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he admitted to the crime.
Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd represented the accused while the State was represented by Tuanna Hardy, Tiffini Lyken, and Nafeeza Baig.