Police investigating this Facebook post threatening lives of PM's relatives

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 14:30

Police are investigating a social media post making threatening statements to relatives of the prime minister.

We have confirmed that the Police Service is in possession of the image and are at this time awaiting the outcome of a police probe before they can act.

A Facebook user said he was feeling "very angry" when he posted the comment online.

It came on the heels of the Malabar double murder of babysitter Rose Mohammed and 13-year-old student Videsh Subagh.

The two were killed by intruders who bound and gagged them before slitting their throats.

The user has since deactivated his Facebook profile.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said he was aware of the post.

He refused to comment further, but said such posts constitute a criminal offence according to the Cyber Crime Act.

In 2011, then prime minister Kamla Persad Bissessar was a victim of a similar threat from a teen.

The teenager later apologised for the threatening video and the PM asked that charges not be brought against her.