Thursday 13 August, 2020

J’can among 4 charged with elderly businessman's murder in Tobago

A Jamaican national is among four persons who have been implicated in the alleged murder of an elderly businessman who went missing in Trinidad and Tobago last month.

Kourtney Grayson, a 34-year-old Jamaican residing in Trinidad, was on Thursday charged with the murder of 64-year-old Koongebeharry Jaisarie following a ruling from the island's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Roger Gaspard SC.

The other accused are: 54-year-old Margaret Waheed-Jattan of Trinidad; 40-year-old Nigel Winchester, and 36-year-old Dwayne Marcelle, both from the island of Tobago.

The four appeared virtually before a magistrate's court on Friday, and were remanded in police custody.

Waheed-Jattan is reportedly a sister-in-law of Jaisarie, and it is believed that his killing stemmed from a land and money dispute.

Police investigators in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago reported that the businessman, who resided in Carenage, west Trinidad, was last seen alive when he departed to the island of Tobago from Trinidad on June 4. Three days later, his relatives reported him missing to the police.

Jaisarie's body was found buried behind an unfinished church building in Lowlands, Tobago on June 23.

Due to the advanced state of decomposition, an autopsy that was performed on the body was inconclusive.

Police said the accused were arrested between June 21 and 29.

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