Hitmen confess to killing Berbice woman

first_img… lead Police to couple who hired themRembers of the Major Crime Unit (MCU) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have again come in for high praise after acquiring a confession from two men who were paid to execute Lilawatie Muhammed, a domestic worker, in her Tain SettlementDead: Lilawatie Muhammed, Berbice home on Wednesday last.This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who said that a tattoo artist and a Jamaican are in Police custody, along with the couple who contracted them to carry out the job.He noted that the Police are now hunting for the wife of a businessman, who is the alleged mastermind behind the execution of the mother of four. The Police are also looking for a taxi driver, who transported the hitmen to and from the scene.Blanhum told Guyana Times that the tattoo artist was arrested on Friday after the Police received several leads. After his arrested and interrogation, the couple who contacted him to commit the execution was also arrested, as well as the Jamaican.He explained that from all indications, the now dead woman was having an affair with a businessman in the area and his wife later learnt about the relationship. In retaliation, she contacted the couple – a man and wife – and asked them to hire someone competent enough to kill the woman, claiming that Muhammed was causing marital problems in her home. The wife, Guyana Times understands, paid a substantial amount of money to the couple in order to get the job done.In turn, the couple contacted the tattoo artist and offered an undisclosed sum of money to him. After taking up the job, he contacted the Jamaican and the execution was planned.On the night of the shooting incident, the two men hired a Toyota 212 motor car and travelled to the woman’s house at about 23:00h as her children were asleep.As they arrived at Mohamed’s house, they kicked down the main access door, went into the house and started to demand money, making it look as if it were a robbery.The Jamaica then discharged two rounds hitting Mohamed to the head. As she fell to the ground, the men ensured that the woman was dead before boarding the motor car driven by a man of mixed race and left the scene.Guyana Times was told that one-day after the killing, one of the hitmen went to a popular furniture store in New Amsterdam, Berbice, where he paid his overdue instalment. This publication could not confirm how much money was paid to each of the men.Meanwhile, the Crime Chief noted that efforts to arrest the mastermind and the taxi driver have intensified.last_img read more

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