As investigations continue into the murder of Neil Whyte who was found dead with at least seven stab wounds to his neck, a taxi driver was on Thursday arrested and is being grilled in connection with the murder.The suspect has been identified as a 28-year-old man of La Penitence, Georgetown. He was arrested based on several leads that were available to detectives.Guyana Times was told that the lawmen are also working with circumstantial evidence since no one has confessed to the heinous crime.Hours after Whyte’s body was found in an apartment owned by Guyana Goldfields Inc at Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, a Berbice resident was arrested and remains in custody.This publication understands that the security officer who made the discovery remains in an unconscious state after suffering cardiac arrest. Before the arrest,Murdered, Neil Whytehe spoke with the Police and would have divulged some critical information.However, information reaching Guyana Times also suggested that there might have been someone else in the building on the night the company’s Supply Chain Manager was found dead.The dead man’s laptop which was reportedly missing from his bedroom was found in the compound of the head office. However, the Police are still to locate the man’s other personal belonging including his debit and credit cards, as well as his passport.Relatives of the now dead man are hoping for some answers from the Police since marks on his hands proved he had put up a fight. “No one person can hold down Neil, much less to tie his hand and feet… there had to be an accomplice and we want to get down to the bottom of this issue,” a relative told this newspaper.The relative also related that Whyte’s recent promotion came with lots of enemies. “We know who Neil is… we don’t want people to be dragging the family members in the mud… we want the killers to be brought to justice,” a cousin explained.The cousin who was expected arrive in the country on Thursday evening stated that the Guyanese media has already painted a “bad picture” of his cousin and feels that the public is more interested in his cousin’s lifestyle rather than assisting the Police in solving the murder.The nude and bloodied body of Whyte was found on his bed between 22:22h and 23:45h on Monday evening. At the time of the discovery, his hand and feet were bound and several stab wounds were seen on his neck and other parts of the body.Prior to the discovery, the security guard for the apartment confirmed that Whyte escorted a friend into the apartment. At the gate, the friend’s name was given as Arif Alli who is former employee of the Guyana Goldfields.Shortly after, Alli was seen leaving with a haversack claiming that he was going to collect an item. Instead, he joined a taxi at the corners of Thomas and Middle Streets. Following protocol, the guard went to check on Whyte and it was then the gruesome discovery was made.Whyte’s body was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary where it awaits a post-mortem examination today. Whyte was expected to leave the country with his parents for Canada on Thursday evening.
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