The prosecution in the case involving a police constable who allegedly murdered a Golden Grove father of one will have up until next Wednesday to produce more evidence to prove its case against Kristoff De Nobrega.

The preliminary inquiry into the murder of Quindon Bachuss was delayed after the Prosecution failed to provide more evidence in the case to substantiate its case that De Nobrega murdered Bachuss.

Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate Court then postponed the matter until next Wednesday, February 22. On that occasion, the prosecutor in the case is expected to lay over further evidence, which will be used during the inquiry.

It is alleged that on June 10, 2022, De Nobrega murdered Bacchus of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Bacchus was reportedly shot and killed during what police claimed was a Police sting operation at Haslington, ECD.

Police, in a release following the murder, had outlined that ranks were reportedly conducting an intelligence-led operation in the Haslington New Scheme, after receiving some intelligence about an ongoing investigation.

The ranks then went to Bacchus’s home, where he was reportedly seen with a firearm. The police had alleged that Bacchus had intended to sell the illegal firearm to the ranks.

In the process of handing over the firearm to the rank, an alarm was raised and Bacchus reportedly ran away from the ranks. A chase ensued, during which Bacchus reportedly shot at the ranks, who returned fire, shooting him several times about his body.

Police said that Bacchus was picked up in a conscious state, and escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was medically attended to but subsequently died.

Police Headquarters later confirmed that a .380 pistol with a magazine that contained one round and a .380 spent shell and two 9mm spent shells were recovered at the scene.

The death of Bacchus led to a massive and violent protest on the East Coast of Demerara. The protests led to several vendors at the Mon Repos Market being robbed, while their stalls were vandalized and goods looted.


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