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Taxi driver fakes kidnapping after alleged 'drug vendor’ sold his car to wanted man

Keshan Bhola

A 30-year-old taxi driver, who reportedly told investigators that he was abducted and robbed of his motor car by two males and a female on May 29, has now recanted his statement.

During an interview conducted by investigators, Keshan Bhola of Section 'C' Block' Y' Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) now claims that he went to a "gamble shop" in Grove with his motor car HD 2794, where he used cocaine, and drank beers then fell asleep with the key strapped to the waist of his pants.

According to Bhola, he realised that the key was missing when he woke up. Upon checking for the vehicle, he found that it was missing, and after asking around, he learnt that the shop owner and another male, who is known to him by being in the "drug yard," were the two that removed the car key and vehicle.

A further investigation was conducted on Friday – the same day Bhola reported his alleged abduction, and it was found that he is a habitual cocaine user and would often visit the "drugs block" located at Grove, EBD.

The alleged cocaine vendor was arrested and interviewed by investigators of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, and it was revealed that he sold the car to a male who is wanted by the police. Investigations are ongoing.


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