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Father of three charged with Water Street ambush murder

shot0001A Kitty man and father of three was today charged with the murder of Victor Da Silva; an employee of businessman Cecil Gajadhar, who was killed in an ambush in Water Street early this week.

The suspect, Joseph Williams; a taxi driver, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

Williams was remanded to prison until July 18th, when the prosecutor is expected to give a status report.

According to reports, the businessman was driving through Kingston heading to the Bank: while in the vicinity of the Molasses terminal at Cowan and Water Streets, he was ambushed by two men. The men opened fire on the vehicle to gain access and made off with 8 million dollars in cash. Four of the fired shots hit Da Silva to the upper body, while the gas station owner Gajadhar, was hit in the face.

The injured businessman then drove from Kingston to this alleyway between Republic Bank and GTM in Robb Street. By this time his badly injured employee Victor Da Silva had succumbed to his injuries.

This was not the first time that the Foulis, East Coast Demerara businessman was robbed. He pledged to continue his business despite the frequent attacks. The Police are continuing their investigations.

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