Man and woman charged for Regent Street abduction

Man and woman charged for Regent Street abduction

A man and a woman who police arrested on Monday for the abduction of a Bhena’s Store sales clerk have been charged with the offense and were placed on $500,000 bail each when they made their appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry presided over the matter involving 48-year-old  Viola Morrison and 34-year-old Dexter John who are alleged relatives of the victim, 28-year-old man Xanier Waaldijk.

The accused both pleaded not guilty to the abduction charges.

The two were arrested after police reviewed CCTV footage which captured the Monday morning kidnapping.

Waaldijk was released by his abductors just after 5 o’clock on Monday afternoon and made his way to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force where he was questioned about his ordeal.

According to reports, one of the man’s relatives is believed to have set up the abduction after a quantity of gold went missing from the family’s Grove house.

The Court heard that Waaldijk was about to enter the store in the company of a co-worker when a car drove up alongside him, and he was bundled into the car.

Though it was not disclosed in Court, News Source understands that he was taken to two houses on the West Coast of Demerara where he was repeatedly questioned about the missing gold and was also hit to the head.

The two accused will appear in court again on June 1.

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