Murder accused hit  with additional charges
Murder accused Hanif Forbes
From the Courts
February 8, 2022
Murder accused hit with additional charges

A resident of Spring Village who was recently charged with the murder of a truck driver and assault of an auxiliary officer has had three more charges added to his list as at Friday, February 4. 

It is now alleged that 40-year-old Hanif Forbes, on January 21, at O’Briens Valley, entered the dwelling house of Lekeitha Harris Pompey and stole one bottle of Gonsalves black wine valued $30, one bottle of Pure Heaven valued $25, and one bottle of Jamaican brandy valued $35. The items belonging to the 34-year-old auxiliary officer are worth a total value of $90. 

Investigator Sergeant 644 Malcolm Alexander has also charged Forbes, a mason by trade, that he, in O’Briens Valley on January 22, unlawfully discharged a firearm at truck driver Joshua ‘Cabbage’ Pompey and had a firearm (make and serial number unknown) in his possession without a license. 

Forbes appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court (KMC) on February 4, for the charges to be read, and the matters were adjourned to the Serious Offences Court (SOC) for February 22. 

These fresh accusations follow on the heels of two charges laid against Forbes on January 25. 

At the SOC, the accused listened as it was put to him that he, on January 22, at O’Briens Valley, with malice aforethought, caused the death of Joshua. Further, that he assaulted Lekeitha causing her actual bodily harm. 

These matters were also fixed for February 22. 

Currently Forbes remains in custody as bail is not open to him because he is charged with murder. 

Shortly after midnight on January 22 the body of Joshua Pompey was found in his vehicle with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the head.