May 8, 2021

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Wife in debt pawns house then sets up robbery murder of her husband

MURDERED: Mohamed Haniff of Experiment, West Coast Berbice



The 44-year-old wife of murdered taxi driver Mohamed Haniff of Experiment, West Coast Berbice arrested by the police in connection with the robbery-murder at their home in which three masked men entered the dwelling, battered her husband and left without taking anything.

Police detectives from the Major Crime Unit was able to quickly discern the holes and inconsistencies in the woman’s story and have taken her into custody and what they learn was shocking.

Guyana Guardian was told that based on initial investigations, the woman is in financial difficulties and went behind her husband’s back and pawn their matrimonial home.

The persons she reportedly pawned the house have been constantly called the woman and told her that if she did not pay them what is owed to them, they will move in and seize the house.

On Friday night while her son was out, she reportedly set up men to invade her house while she and her husband were at home alone. Before the bandits showed up at the house, the woman called her son to see where he was and he said to her that he was going to be at home within a half-hour. It was within that half-hour that she give the bandits the go-ahead to move in and launch the assault on her husband.

During the robbery, she failed to raise any alarm so that neighbors can have come to their rescue. She also did not inform the neighbors of the crime even after the men had left nor did she call the police. It was only after the son came home that he heard his father groaning and took him to the hospital, nothing was taken from the house.

When the detectives visited the home and searched the premises, the found approximately eight thousand United States Dollars under a bed, that money has since been lodged as evidence.

Below is the full statement from the Police Force (Unedited)

Police are investigating an alleged murder committed on Mohamed Haniff, age 47 years, a Taxi Driver, of Lot 56 Experiment, West Coast Berbice which occurred on 2020-09-11 about 21:00 hrs at the above address.

Enquiries disclosed that on the date and time mentioned above, the victim and his wife, a 44 year old Female,  of the said address were at home when three masked unidentifiable men armed with a small hand gun, a metal bar and cutlass barged into their home and one of the suspects dealt the victim several chops to his head causing him to receive injuries. The men then demanded cash and the victim claimed they had none, after which the suspects left the home and made good their escape in an unknown direction.

The victim was picked up by a neighbour and  rushed to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital, and later transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was admitted a patient in a serious condition but subsequently died at at the said hospital about 01:30 hrs on 2020-09-12. Nothing was stolen from the house.

Major Crimes Unit responded and commenced  investigations.

Wife was arrested and taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.

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