February 11, 2021

Man In Court For Andrea’s Murder

By Newsroom

One week after her body was found down a precipice along the Heights of Aripo, a 24 year old Arima man will appear in court charged with the murder of Andrea Bharatt.

Negus George, of Gooding Trace, Malabar, Arima, was charged with the offence on Wednesday, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on that same date.

DPP Gaspard also gave advice for George’s common-law wife, Giselle Hobson, 37, of the same address, to be charged with receiving stolen goods.

Andrea, 23, a clerk at the Arima Magistrates’ Court, of Arima Old Road, D’Abadie, was last seen boarding a taxi in Arima on January 29th.

Her family subsequently made a report of kidnapping.

She was never seen alive again.

Her decomposing body was found down a precipice in the Heights of Aripo on February 4th.

Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas and Insp. Hosein of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 2, while George and Hobson, were charged by PC Israel Emmanuel, of the Arima Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Special Operations Response Team, Cyber-Crime Unit, Arima Police Station and CID were also involved in the investigations.