Suspects charged with murder of Arthur James


Charged with Arthur James Murder

The police have arrested charged Zamir and Obasic Ogarro, along with Uroy Joseph all of Liberta with the alleged murder of Arthur James.

Obasic Ogarro

In October last year, the family of Arthur James filed a missing person report at Freetown Police Station, after he had gone missing.

The police commenced investigations into the matter, and in November, all three accused were arrested and charged with his alleged kidnapping.

They were taken before the court and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison. However, with the exception of Joseph, both Zamir and Obasic Ogarro were able to make bail.


Deputy Commissioner of Police Everton Jeffers, who is acting in the absence of Commissioner Rodney, said he is pleased with the level of progress that has been made so far in the investigation.

  1. He pointed out that the investigation had numerous complexities that required patience, as well as diligent and professional police work to bring to the point where further charges could have been laid.

DCP Jeffers acknowledges the critical role played by the FBI Forensic Lab and the support offered by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in the investigation.
He commended the team of investigators for their hard work and commitment and also express thanks to James’s family for their patience.

The accused are expected back in court sometime next week.

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  1. The murderers must be stopped. Anyone duly convicted of murder should be hung by the neck until dead. A few weeks ago our friends in Saudi Arabia executed 81 killers. They’ll never kill again!!!!

  2. It’s not every crime where the accused is awarded bail. Especially such a heinous crime. I’m Wondering how is it that the Antigua law system allows bail for just about anything? Especially when these people are well know in the community with no substantial ties and can easily slip away in the dead of night on a boat to a neighboring island? Such a crime where they took someone, murdered them then burnt the body would not be something that most place would offer bail for.

    Even if they are only accused, they would have to await trial in prison .. smh

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