Miner stabbed, chopped to death

first_img– shop attendant arrestedOne man is now in Police custody for stabbing to death 27-year-old Mark Jacobus, also called “Dove,” of Aranaputa Valley, North Rupununi, on Friday evening last. In addition to being stabbed, Jacobus was also chopped about his body.Murdered miner Mark Jacobus, a.k.a “Dove”Based on information received, the suspect and the now deceased were imbibing alcohol with several others in a drinking spree when an argument erupted between the suspect and the now dead man.The argument quickly turned into a scuffle, during which the suspect armed himself with a knife and stabbed Jacobus to his head. Not satisfied, the suspect reportedly then chopped Jacobus to his neck, head and other parts of the body. The injured miner was rushed to a health centre at 14 Miles Issano, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.Police Commander Kevin Adonis told Guyana Times on Sunday that the suspect and the victim had been well-known to each other.“We have the suspect in our custody. He, along with the now deceased, and it is said others too, had been drinking that night at a shop. The suspect is a worker attached to the shop that the incident took place at,” he stated.The Kuribrong area is not new to crimes of a violent nature. Last April, 34-year-old Perion “Redman” Bobb, a driver/mechanic of Lot 23 Caribese Hill, Bartica, was reportedly shot to the stomach at close range, and died immediately.Police had initially said the killers had abducted another man who had been in Bobb’s truck and had reportedly seen when he was shot. That man had allegedly managed to escape and report the incident to the Police.It was later realised that statements given by the miner who had allegedly escaped were “conflicting”, and he was detained by the Police.It is alleged that Bobb and the miner were shuttling dredging equipment in the Kuribrong Backdam when they saw a truck heading towards them. Bobb allegedly stopped his vehicle to allow the other truck to pass, and the men in that truck shot him.last_img read more