Days after investigators reopened the 2009 murder investigation of a 45-year-old businessman whose body was found in the trunk of a rental car at Coldingen Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara (ECD), a suspect was late yesterday afternoon charged for the crime.

Zaheed Mitchell, a 38-year-old driver of Foulis, East Coast Demerara (ECD), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that, while being in company of others between July 11 and July 12, 2009, he murdered Ramzan Alli, a fuel dealer.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the court that Alli was last seen alive by relatives when he left his Good Hope home on July 11, 2009 in his car.

However, his body was discovered the following day and a post mortem examination revealed that he died from asphyxiation.

Mitchell, who was represented by attorney-at-law Damien Da Silva, was remanded to prison until April 15, 2019.

His matter was transferred to the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court, East Coast Demerara, ECD where the preliminary inquiry (PI) will be conducted.

According to information, police are seeking to have Mitchell’s girlfriend deported from the United States and arrested for her alleged involvement in the murder.

This is due to the fact that Mitchell confessed to the murder and outlined his lover’s alleged involvement in the crime.


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