A man wanted for questioning in the murder of Arouca businessman, Nicholas Mohit, was arrested last evening by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

31-year-old Mohit, who operated an auto air-conditioning business, was killed at his business place on Thursday March 11th, 2021, at the Eastern Main Road, Arouca.

Reports are that at about 4 pm on that date, Mohit was seated in the garage of his home when a gunman reportedly entered the yard, pointed a gun in his direction and opened fire.  The suspect then ran off.

Mohit’s father discovered his son to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach and took him to the Arima Health Facility where he was medically examined before being transferred to the Mt Hope Hospital.  At about 10 pm that same day, Mohit succumbed to his injuries while undergoing surgery at the Mt Hope Hospital.

A release from the Police Service confirms that the suspect was detained by SORT on Monday 29th March.

According to police reports, around 7:36 pm yesterday, SORT personnel were on patrol in a marked police vehicle when they went to Racetrack Road, Carapo, Arima, in the vicinity of Al Islamia Jammah Mosque.

At that location, police officers observed the suspect standing outside the mosque.  They approached the suspect and informed him of the report of murder being investigated before taking him into custody.

Police also seized one Apple I-Phone 8 from the suspect, who lives at Sherwood Park, Arima. The mobile phone, together with other property belonging to him, were handed over to the Homicide Bureau.

The suspect was taken to the Tunapuna Police Station where he was detained.