Andrea Bharatt.
MARK BASSANT

Negus George, of Seventh Street, Gooding Trace in Malabar, has been formally charged with the murder of 23-year-old Andrea Bharatt.

Police laid the charge against the 24-year-old, this morning.

24-year-old NEGUS GEORGE, was charged with the murder of Andrea Bharatt, which occurred sometime between January 29th, 2021 and February 4th, 2021. (Image: TTPS)

George is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate via an online connection some time in the coming hours.

Senior homicide investigators told Guardian Media that it is likely George will be at the Arima Police Station for the virtual hearing.

37-year-old GISELLE HOBSON, is to be charged with receiving stolen goods, in connection with the Andrea Bharatt case. (Image: TTPS)

Meanwhile, George’s girlfriend, a 35-year-old from Malabar, is expected to be formally charged today, with receiving stolen property.

Sources say there is an administrative requirement that needs to be completed before she can be formally charged.

Andrea Bharatt was kidnapped at King Street, Arima, on January 29th, and her body found dumped off a precipice six days later in the Heights of Aripo on February 4th.