Police tightlipped on probe into execution styled murder of “Dready”

Police tightlipped on probe into execution styled murder of “Dready”

The Guyana Police Force is tightlipped on the investigations into the execution-styled murder of Georgetown resident, Joseph Wilkinson popularly known as “Dready”.

The man died early Sunday morning after being shot by the occupants of a passing motor car outside a wake house in North Ruimveldt.

Contacted on Wednesday for an update into the murder probe, Crime Chief Wendel Blanhum told News Source that the only comment he would offer is that “the probe is ongoing”. He refused to answer questions about whether any suspect has been identified or is being sought by the Police.

A post-mortem examination conducted on the remains of Wilkinson revealed that he was shot six times to the body.

Eyewitnesses said he had just stepped away from the wake house to answer a phone call, when loud gunshots were heard and the man was seen falling to the ground. A friend who was with him earlier the same night at the wake, said he overheard Wilkinson giving directions to the wake house to someone who had called his phone. The friend said he is convinced that someone who was known to the man may have been behind the shooting.

News Source understands that after Wilkinson was shot, he was still conscious as he was being taken to the hospital and provided the persons who were rushing him to the hospital with the license plate number of the vehicle used in the shooting.

He died at a private hospital moments after being taken there. Wilkinson was on the radar of the Police and the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit. Two years ago, he was arrested and charged in a drug trafficking probe, but was eventually granted bail as the trial got underway.

The probe into his murder is ongoing.

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