Campbellville man gunned down at wake house

A Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown man was gunned down in the wee hours of Sunday at North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Dead is Joseph Wilkinson, also known as “Dreddy”.
Reports are that Wilkinson was attending a wake in North Ruimveldt, when about 12:20h he received a phone call and moved aside to answer it.

Dead: Joseph Wilkinson also known as ‘Dreddy’

Guyana Times was told that a car approached the man, and its occupants unleashed gunfire on him before fleeing the scene. Wilkinson sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and was rushed to a private city hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Wilkinson, already familiar to law enforcement officials, had faced drug trafficking charges in 2021.
This publication had reported in August 2021 that Wilkinson, along with Ajay Mahadeo, was charged for trafficking narcotics and appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The charge was in relation to a 210-kilogram drug bust in Norton Street, Georgetown.
This newspaper could not verify the status of that case.
In July 2023, during an update on charges against drug dealers, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Director James Singh has referred to Wilkinson as a “big fish” in naro trafficking.
An investigation into Wilkinson’s murder has been launched. (G9)