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Trio charged with gold heist

General Manager of El Dorado Mining Company, Amirullah Kuturatullah leaving the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courthouse after he was arraigned

The General Manager of a gold mining company and his two accomplices were Wednesday arraigned on charges of stealing a quantity of cash and GUY$93 million worth of raw gold from El Dorado Mining Company, Port Kaituma.

The company official, 46-year old Amirullah “Heavy Roller” Kuturatullah of Number Two Settlement, Blairmont,pk garraway West Coast Berbice, 25-year old Anil Dayaram of Number Two Settlement, Blairmont, West Coast Berbice and Kenneth Garraway of Charity, Pomeroon were refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

They were not required to plea to the indictable charge of stealing the cash and precious yellow metal on November 8.They were refused bail despite bail applications by lawyer Tajenarine Ramroop who is representing Kuturatullah and Dayaram, and lawyer Nigel Hughes whose client is Garraway.

They have been remanded to prison until November 26.

Special Prosecutor Glenn Hanoman told the court that Kuturatullah allegedly orchestrated the offence. He was also fingered for procuring Dayaram and Garraway days before the offence to go to Port Kaituma. The prosecutor further alleged that Kuturatullah and Dayaram took the gold and money with them on a boat with Garraway to Charity.

pk dyaramTouching on evidence ahead of the trial, Hanoman said Kuturatullah confessed to having committed the crime and led investigators to Dayaram’s residence where the cash and some of the gold were recovered. The remainder was allegedly found in possession of the other co-accused.

Three policemen, suspected of falsifying reports of a robbery, did not appear in court.

However, the prosecution has stated that more persons are expected to be charged as accessories to the crime before or after it was committed.