– set on $ 100,000 bail
RONDELL Bacchus, known as “Killa”, was released from police custody on Friday, following a Writ of Habeas Corpus served on Guyana Police, after being held for more than 72 hours.
According to a police statement, Bacchus was released on significant bail and will be required to report to police on certain days as the investigations continue. Bail was set at $ 100,000. Despite his release, police said that while Bacchus was escorted from Brickdam locksmith, he maliciously damaged a police vehicle he was accused of and will appear in court on April 12, 2021.
Police wanted the 40-year-old man, recently released from prison, for questioning in connection with the murder of Ricardo’s “Paper Shorts” Fagundes.
Bacchus surrendered to the police on April 6, 2021, just hours after the police issued a bulletin he wanted.
Fagundes, a popular gold dealer and cyclist, was hit with bullets on March 21, 2021, on Main Street, Georgetown, moments after he left Palm Court nightclub.
CCTV footage from the night of the incident shows Fagundes walking towards a black vehicle, after leaving the nightclub, when two gunmen exited a white Toyota Fielder parked across the road and opened fire on it.
In one frame, Fagundes was seen lying on the road as the two men stood over him and concentrated his body with bullets, before escaping at the said Toyota Fielder.
Police have not yet determined whether the ‘Fielder Wagon’ torch found in Swan Village, on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, is the same one used by the gunmen.
However, they have confirmed that Major Crime Unit investigators have acquired better photos of one of the CCTV cameras in the vicinity of the crime scene, which will be used for evidential purposes.