The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday issued a wanted bulletin for 38-year-old, Kanand Ojha, who is wanted for questioning in relation to the 2015 murder of a male sex worker.
The sex worker, 20-year-old Noel Luther, died after he was shot on Carmichael Street, Georgetown in the vicinity of the Bishop High School on July 22, 2015.
Ojha’s last known address is listed as Lot 2 First Street, Meadow Bank, East Bank Demerara (EBD). This is the second time the Force has issued a wanted bulletin for the man’s arrest.
After the incident in 2015, Police issued a wanted bulletin for the arrest of Ojha and another man, Ron Forde. Forde was in 2017 sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the crime after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
It was previously reported that Luther, the male sex worker formerly of D’Urban Street, Georgetown, was providing his services when he was confronted by Forde and Ojha. Reports indicate that Ojha had solicited the services of Luther but was, however, unsatisfied with the said service he received.
As such, later that said evening, the businessman returned to Carmichael Street and attempted to solicit the services of another sex worker. He reportedly requested that the client not be transgender and stated that the previous client had robbed him.
The new client given to the businessman was allegedly transgender, which again angered the businessman who once again returned to Carmichael Street. Upon his return, the businessman reportedly spotted Luther and accused him of robbing him. In a fit of anger, witnesses reported that Ojha returned to his vehicle but again returned this time with Forde.
It was at that time that Luther and the businessman got involved in an argument when he was shot to his chest. Ojha and Forde, after committing the act, reportedly escaped the crime scene in a red CR-V. Luther was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Ojha is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 226-6978, 225-8196, 226-2870, 911 or the nearest Police station.