Home Top Stories Essequibo man kills male neighbour over alleged sexual assault
A 20-year-old man is now in the lockups after he fatally chopped his neighbour, whom he alleges sexually assaulted him at his Farm, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.
Dead is 43-year-old Andrew Drakes called “Beach Clothes”. He was killed sometime around 17:30h at his lot 7 Pump Station Street, Farm, EBE residence.
According to police reports, the 20-year-old claimed that at about 20:30h on Friday, the now dead man had sexually assaulted him at his home. This reportedly led to the suspect attacking the man.
Reports are that Drakes was sitting on a bench in front of his yard when the suspect noticed him there and armed himself with a cutlass. The 20-year-old then approached Drakes and inflicted multiple chop wounds onto the man and then fled the scene.
However, an off-duty female Police Corporal, who was in the area at that moment, enlisted the assistance of residents to nab the suspect. The young man was pursued, disarmed, and apprehended.
In the meantime, an injured Drakes was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, West Coast Demerara (WCD), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination which is expected to be done today.
Meanwhile, the suspect also received medical attention after ranks noticed an injury at the back of his head, which he claimed he received while he was being apprehended.
The 20-year-old is said to be cooperating with detectives as investigations into his alleged sexual assault and the murder of Drakes continue.