Daughter, “hitman” slapped with murder charge

first_img2008 businessman’s killingBibi Nazeela Habiboodean, the daughter of murdered East Bank Essequibo (EBE) businessman Habiboodean, was on Tuesday arraigned with murder when she appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Dead: HabiboodeanThe confessed hired “hitman” 28-year-old Linden Lewis, called “Bullet”, was also slapped with a murder charge when he too appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.The 50-year-old daughter of the dead man and Lewis were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on February 15, 2008 at Ruby, EBE, they murdered 77-year-old Habiboodean.They were both remanded to prison until June 21 when the case will continue.It is alleged that Bibi Habiboodean had reportedly confessed to orchestrating her father’s death when she turned herself in at the Leonora Police Station, WCD, last Wednesday after being implicated by Lewis, who was initially arrested on another charge.The dead businessman’s daughter, and his former employee, Terry Lewton, 38, of Vergenoegen, EBE, were previously charged for the murder in 2008, but those charges were dismissed because of insufficient evidence.This cold case was reopened by investigators following a breakthrough a few weeks ago when one of the four persons arrested for the murder of Mohamed Munir, 75, and his wife, Bibi Jamila Munir, 69, who were burnt to death in their Good Hope, EBE home, said he had knowledge of Habiboodean’s death.Lewis, during interrogation, told investigators that he was the hit man behind Habiboodean’s murder.last_img

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