The main suspect in the murder of truck driver Nicholas Perion Bobb, who was shot and killed two weeks ago along the Kuribrong Trail, Potaro River, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), has been released from Police custody.
This was confirmed by F Division (Interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis, who in an interview with Guyana Times stated that the matter was still being investigated, but at this point there was insufficient evidence to keep the suspect in custody.
He explained that the area where Bobb’s murder took place was isolated and there were no witnesses to the crime, at least none who have come forward or made contact with the Police.
Therefore, in light of that fact, there is not enough evidence to keep the alleged mastermind in Police custody, he noted.
However, he pointed out that this did not necessarily mean that the man was no longer under the Police radar.
“We are coming close, really close, to completing the investigations. The thing is, it is simply not a cut—and-dry case where you have the requisite evidence at hand to prosecute. This murder happened in the back dam and there are many speculations, but the only statements we have right now is from the alleged abducted escapee who had given us conflicting reports,” Commander Adonis said.
Thirty-four- year-old Bobb, also known as “Red Man”, a driver/mechanic of Lot 23 Caribese Hill, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), was shot to the stomach at close range and reportedly died immediately on April 21.
The miner, who was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, was allegedly abducted by the suspects, but managed to escape from his abductors.
It was reported that the shooting might have stemmed from an old grievance involving the stripping of a truck of its parts which were later taken and installed on another vehicle.
It was also believed that the miner who alleged that he had been abducted by the perpetrators responsible for Bobb’s death might not have been a victim.
Commander Adonis had previously said that statements given by the miner were “conflicting”, and, therefore, he was still being investigated in relation to the murder. (Kristen Macklingam)