A fourth man is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the murder of No. 8284 PC Richard Babwah, which occurred at a Chinese restaurant in Arouca, on Monday 11th December, 2017.
Akinola Davis aka ‘Shorty’, 27, a security guard, of Production Drive, Sealots, is also charged with robbery with aggravation, robbery with violence, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Monday 7th May, 2018.
The three previously charged persons: Keane Osei Simmons, aka “Clarkie”, 32; Shurland Jones, aka “Psycho”, 32; and Shawn Scott, aka “Scottie”, 31, all of Maloney Gardens, D’Abadie, appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw, in the Arima 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 20th December, 2017.
PC Babwah, 40, who was attached to the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, was at the restaurant when three men entered; one armed with a gun, and announced a robbery.
The officer drew his service pistol and there was an exchange of gunfire, during which one of the suspects was struck in the lower abdomen.
PC Babwah sustained several gunshot wounds and died on the scene.
The assailants then made their escape in a red Nissan Almera, which was being driven by a fourth suspect.
This latest accused was arrested by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, around 6:30am on Friday 4th May, 2018, at his workplace.
Investigations were supervised by Insp. Shaun Craig, of HBI Region 2, who also laid the charges against Davis.