Lance Corporal Kristoff De Nobrega, who is accused of murdering 23-year-old Quindon Bacchus during an intelligence-led operation, has been further remanded.
During his first court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on July 5, De Nobrega was slapped with a murder charge and was remanded to prison.
The matter was transferred to the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court and set for disclosure. However, no disclosure was made when the matter was called today before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
As such, the Magistrate has set October 5 for disclosure and fixtures, and the accused has been further remanded. The murder accused is now being represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard Da Silva.
De Nobrega, along with Lance Corporal Thurston Simon, and Sergeant Dameion McLennon, were charged and remanded to prison over the shooting death of Bacchus. McLennon and Simon were charged with attempting to obstruct the course of justice.
During the trio’s first appearance, the court heard that De Nobrega had stated that 23-year-old Bacchus shot at him, forcing him to return fire.
However, the police prosecutor stated that after ballistic tests were done, it is likely that Bacchus never shot at the policeman since the gun found in his possession was “not in working order.”
Bacchus, a father of one, was shot on June 10 during what the Guyana Police Force (GPF) claimed was an intelligence-led operation at Haslington New Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
According to the Police, a 22-year-old construction worker who provided “certain information” led ranks to Bacchus, who allegedly possessed a firearm and was intended to sell it to one of the ranks.
While handing the firearm to the rank, the GPF claimed that Bacchus opened gunfire on De Nobrega, who shot him in the process. MTV News Update understands that the 23-year-old father was shot six times and once to the head.