Guyana: Diamond home owner who drilled well arrested, to be charged

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Guyana: Diamond home owner who drilled well arrested, to be charged
The scene at lot 1200 4th Street, Diamond just after the illegal well caused the natural gas explosion.
The scene at lot 1200 4th Street, Diamond just after the illegal well caused the natural gas explosion.

(KAIETEUR NEWS) – Soownauth Gorakh, the home owner, who drilled a well in his backyard at lot 1200 4th Street, Section A Block X, Diamond, on the East Bank of Demerara, and hit natural gas reserves, has been arrested and is to be charged soon.

The man was arrested on Saturday night by a plain clothes superintendent of police after an investigation into the drilling of the illegal well, led to recommendations being made to have him charged for his negligence.

The drilling fiasco, which resulted in millions of dollars in damage to the man’s home and many surrounding properties, sparked a multi-agency effort to bring the situation under control.

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