Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Four Grenadians charged for murder of 'Yardie' over jerk chicken price

The four Grenadian fishermen who have been charged with the murder of Jamaican food truck vendor, Norman ‘Yardie’ Power, appeared in a Magistrate's Court on Monday in the spice isle.

The accused men - 23-year-old Anthony Chase, 25-year-old Rafeem Andrew, 33-year-old Clint Toussaint and 23-year-old Tyrone Francis, all from the west coast village of Grand Roy, are reported to have fatally stabbed Power, 52, over the sale of a portion of jerk chicken.

The police said that the Jamaican, better known as “Yardie”, was operating his mobile business close to the National Stadium on the outskirts of the Grenadian capital when he got into a row with the men over the price of the chicken.

According to media reports, one of the men became upset when told that the chicken was being sold at EC$10 (US$3.70) instead of the five dollars they had.

He is reported to have left the area and returned with the three other men and threw stones at the vehicle.

Eyewitnesses said, during the melee, Power was stabbed. He was taken to the General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The men, who have been remanded into custody, were not called upon to plead to the indictable offence.

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