Murder accused Phillip Paul, who is charged with the December 2012 murder of Annandale businessman Kamal Ramsahoye, told cops that after his accomplice committed the crime; he gave him $60,000.
This is according to Police Inspector Adams, a detective attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Cove and John Police Station, East Coast Demerara.
Paul, also known as ‘Shoelace’, is alleged to have murdered Ramsahoye between December 8 and 9, 2012 at Annandale, East Coast Demerara. But he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Ramsahouye, a 38-year-old businessman, was found dead in his Droom Street, South Annandale residence with multiple stab wounds about his body.
A post mortem examination later concluded that the man died from haemorrhaging and shock due to massive blood loss.
During his testimony this afternoon, Inspector Adams told the court that in December 2012, he was a Sergeant of Police and was attached to the Vigilance Police Station, East Coast Demerara.
Adams recalled that on January 7, 2013 he caused Paul to be arrested and taken to the Vigilance Police Station. He said that the murder accused told him that on December 9, 2012 he was on the Line top after which he went through a street where he saw one of his friends who resided at Annandale Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara.
According to the police witness, Paul told him that the friend called “Tall Man” told him they were going at a house. Inspector Adams said Paul told him, “Tall Man raise up the barbwire and we jump in the yard. We see the man (Kamal) and we stash we body. Then we left and went inside and left the door open.
“We went inside the house and hold on he (Kamal). I hold on to his hands because he was fighting back. Tall Man pulled out a knife and I tell he don’t bore the man. And he (Tall Man) said the man see he face and start stabbing the man (Kamal) and the man fall down in the house.”
Inspector Adams said that the murder accused told him that he and his accomplice removed monies from the man’s house after which they jumped through the window and left for the Line top where Tall Man gave him $60,000. The Police witness recounted that Paul elected to give a written statement, and that same was documented by him.
Appearing for Paul is Attorney-at-Law Damion DeSantos, while the case for the State is being presented by Prosecutor Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt. This trial is continuing before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court in Georgetown.