Labourer remanded to prison for murdering GRA officer


A labourer was remanded to prison for the murder of 24-year-old Dwayne Daniel Taitt, who was renting an apartment from his mother.

Rawle Lamaison a 45-year-old labourer, of Durban Back Lands Squatting Area Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

The charge stated that on June 12, 2021, at Middleton Street Campbellville, Georgetown he murdered, Taitt.

Lamaison was remanded to prison until August 12, 2021.

According to an initial report Taitt, who was a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Enforcement Officer, was renting an apartment from the the accused mother, Jacklyn Lamaison, where he resided with his reputed wife and 2-year-old daughter.

The deceased’s reputed wife alleged that on July, 11 at 17:30hrs, she, along with Taitt, was at home when the landlady told them in the presence of the labourer that they have up to the 14th July 2021 to move out.

However, later in the day, Taitt and his family were sleeping when they were awakened by the suspect banging on their apartment door with a piece of wood while he shouted at them to move out.

As a result of the suspect’s actions, Taitt opened the door and went out to the man who was armed with a knife.

The officer saw this and then ran out on the street opposite the apartment, where the suspect pursued and dealt him a stab to his chest, which caused Taitt to fell to the ground.

 Murder: 24-year-old Dwayne Daniel Taitt

The suspect then fled the scene with the murder weapon. Nevertheless, the Enforcement Officer was picked up by his reputed wife and a security guard and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.

Lamison was later arrested and taken into police custody. Where he confessed of murdering Taitt and the weapon      was recovered.


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