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Five held for murder of taxi driver

Five persons are in police custody in connection with the gunning down of a taxi driver from Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, police said on Monday.

An autopsy showed that 30-year Rafael Campbell died from gunshot injuries to the head. His body was found at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on Friday, January 3.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News that the five persons were arrested after police traced the car to the owner who had rented the car to Campbell.

Campbell was working the car as a taxi up to the time of the incident.

The Chief of Criminal Investigations said the five men were arrested after they had refused police orders to stop on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. Police followed the car until it ended up in a ditch.