The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Linden businessman Ian Williams also called “Ojay,” who was shot multiple times during an alleged “gang war,” continued on Tuesday.
Murder accused Lennox Leon Estwick made another virtual appearance before Magistrate Wanda Fortune in the Linden Magistrate’s Court.
Estwick of Lot 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, is accused of murdering Williams on September 28, 2019, at Lover’s Lane Mackenzie Linden.
When the matter was called on yesterday, three witnesses testified, bringing the total number of witnesses to eleven. The case was adjourned to December 10, 2020, for continuation.
Williams, of Lot 4 Wisroc Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden, was gunned down while his girlfriend – Melita Antigua, was shot twice during an incident that allegedly stemmed from a “gang war” in the mining community.
It was reported that Williams drove to a location at Lover’s Lane, Amelia’s Ward, after receiving a phone call from his girlfriend requesting that he pick her up from a party.
Shortly after, the couple came under fire. Williams reportedly attempted to escape the gunfire but was chased by gunmen and another vehicle. The couple was shot multiple times after attempting to abandon their damaged vehicle. Williams succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased man, who was a father of two, was the cousin of ex-cop Teon Allen, also called “Spoil Child,” who is allegedly the leader of a gang in Linden.
There were allegations of a war between the ‘Linden gang’ and a Cayenne gang at the time of the attack. Allen is presently behind bars facing charges for the murder of his girlfriend, Colissa Hunte.
Estwick was also sentenced to a total of three years, six months after he was found guilty of possession of a firearm, ammunition, and narcotics.
He was jointly charged with his brother, 21-year-old Oneil Estwick, for the offences. The younger Estwick is also facing charges for harbouring a criminal – his brother – knowing that he was wanted by the Police for murder.