A Police Sergeant was on Thursday charged and remanded to prison for conspiracy to commit murder when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry.
The officer, Leon Lindo was fingered in the murder of city businessman Mohamed Farid Khan who once owned the MFK Trading company on Hadfield Street in Georgetown.
The murder is believed to have occurred sometime after the man’s disappearance in July of 2014. His headless body was found in September, 2014 at Cummings Lodge in a shallow grave near to the cemetery. DNA tests were done to confirm the identity of the remains.
The Police Sergeant who hails from Belle, West Canal No. 2, West Bank Demerara was not required to offer a plea to the indictable offence, which alleged that he conspired, at the Tactical Service Unit (TSU), Eve Leary, Georgetown, with Lennox ‘Two Colours’ Wayne and others to murder Khan.
Lindo was arrested following statements given to the police by Wayne who alleged that there was a plot between him and the accused to murder the businessman.
The Police Prosecutor has indicated that 31 witnesses will appear in the trial.
The Sergeant, who served the police force for over 23 years, is married with three children.
He will make his next Court appearance on June 12