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Trinidadian double murder suspect deported from Guyana, appears in court

Ralph Ramdhan also known as Vernon Rampersad

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-A Trinidadian man wanted for double murder was arraigned for the capital offence shortly after he was deported from Guyana where he had been hiding out, police in the twin-island nation said.

Ralph Ramdhan a.k.a. Vernon Rampersad, 50, of Mc Bean Village, Couva was deported on Saturday 30th May, 2015, under local police escort.

On Saturday 30th May, Ag. Sgt. Herman Narace from the local Interpol Bureau and Ag. Sgt. Randy Ramjag of the Homicide Bureau South left for the repatriation of the suspect.

Ramdhan was taken into custody by Homicide Officers upon arrival at the Piarco International Airport and conveyed to the Tunapuna Police Station where the warrants were executed on him. He appeared at the Tunapuna Magistrate’s Court on June 1st, and was remanded in custody without bail. He is to re-appear on June 5th.

Ramdhan had been wanted for the murders of Jankie Bachu, Savitri Sultan and the assault occasioning actual bodily harm of Babita Praimsook on August 2nd 2014 at Celestine Drive, Thompson Street, Palmiste.

Local Interpol received information that the suspect had fled the country and thereafter circulated information via Interpol’s network internationally.

Further investigations revealed that Ramdhan was in Guyana and his location was known to local authorities. Intelligence exchange between local Interpol and Interpol Guyana resulted in the suspect being arrested in Guyana on May 13th, as an illegal immigrant. The fugitive was charged for illegal entry into Guyana and was convicted and fined $30,000 or to serve 14 days imprisonment and was ordered to be deported to Trinidad and Tobago.

Last July, Sultan, 39, and Bachu, 48, were stabbed to death at Celestine Drive, Thompson Road, Palmiste.

Sultan’s cousin-in-law, Babita Praimsook, escaped the knife attack with slashes to her ear and fingers, as she tried to fight off the killer.

Earlier last year, Sultan had taken out a court protection order against the suspect after he followed and threatened to kill her on several occasions