After being in custody for more than 72 hours, the two men who allegedly murdered the Lodge businessman on Boxing night were arraigned before the court for the capital offense of murder.

Forty-three year-old Andrew Ridley and 20 year-old Akelow Marshall were on Tuesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLeanan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that on December 27, 2022, at D’Urban and Chapel Streets, Georgetown, acting together they murdered 41 year-old Shimron Adams during a robbery.

The two were not required to plead to the indictable charge. Without providing any plausible reason for bail, both men were remanded to prison until February 2, 2023.

The girlfriend of Adams broke her silence last week and confessed to police that she was aware that her long-time lover had intentions of harming the 41-year-old businessman.

She claimed that Ridley was jealous and told her to cut ties with her lover. The woman told detectives that Ridley promised to “sort out” Adams if she did not end their relationship.

The woman told detectives that she did not take the threats from Ridley seriously. Adams was later robbed and killed later that evening at his bar on Boxing night.


Ridley was arrested shortly after and reportedly confessed to killing Adams, telling detectives that murder was not the intention. Soon after, Ridley’s accomplice, Marshall, was nabbed trying to escape to neighbouring Suriname.


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