One held, two wanted for Wakenaam businessman’s murder

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 8:05 by Denis Chabrol

Investigators are searching for two prime suspects in the shooting death of a Wakenaam businessman in Georgetown earlier this week.

A senior police investigator would only say that one person has since been held in connection with the gunning down of 26-year old Mahendra Persaud.

Persaud was killed after he resisted bandits who were trying to take away a bag of money that he had in his possession.

After shooting Persaud at the corner of Robb and Alexander Streets, the men fled the scene without the money.

Police are confident that the other suspects would be arrested.

Persaud was shot dead two months after he married a lady at Good Success on the Essequibo island of Wakenaam.