Relatives of Akini “Dole” Adams are not satisfied with the autopsy results given at the Forensic Science Centre and are seeking to have a second autopsy done privately.
The autopsy conducted on Monday revealed that Adams died from multiple gunshot wounds.
There was no other analysis given to the family.
Speaking with the Guardian Media, a relative who wished not to be named said they strongly believe that Adams was executed by police officers on Thursday.
Adams was shot dead on Thursday afternoon in Sea Lots.
Police say he pulled a gun on them when he and two other men were approached for questioning on the murder of Las Cuevas gangster Vaughn ‘Sandman’ Mieres, his wife and two bodyguards on Thursday morning.
Adams’ relative said they want closure and justice.
“Dole has never run from the police. Never went hiding and he was not a mad person to shoot at them either. All other times he went peacefully with police officers when they would arrest him and take him in for questioning,” the relative said.
“A proper independent autopsy will tell us from what angle he was shot from and how close range were the officers to him when they shot him. There would also be gunpowder residue on his hands if he was holding a gun but we know no residue would be found. We have to get justice,” the relative added.
The relative said Adams’ funeral service will be held later this week in Sea Lots.
However, burial will take place in Point Fortin - his original place of birth and where his family roots lie.
Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant