Another suspect in doctors kidnapping in court today

The other suspect in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to be charged and may face a San Fernando Magistrate, today.

The 17-year-old minor has been in custody at the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in South Oropouche, since being discharged from the San Fernando General Hospital, pending further inquiries.

Suspect in doctors’ abduction to appear in court today

One of the suspects in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate this morning.

The 19-year-old man is charged with two counts of kidnapping, as well as charges relating to the deaths of Dr Sharma and the suspect’s accomplice 19-year-old Akeem Marine. 

Sharma and Marine were killed from injuries sustained in the crash.

The other remaining suspect, aged 17 years, was taken back to the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday, after he complained about body pains.

DPP to decide on charges for suspect in doctors’ abduction

Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo are expected to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions this afternoon for advice, before laying charges against one of the suspects.  

The 19-year-old labourer of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, would then be charged and taken before a San Fernando magistrate. 

The suspect has been detained at the police station since his discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday. 

Trafficking charges laid on pastor; top cop feels vindicated

The Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is calling out those who questioned the investigation of Pastor Glenn Awong of Transformed Life Ministry. 

In a Facebook post, the commissioner told his detractors that the charges of trafficking, false imprisonment and kidnapping of 69 people laid against Awong spoke for themselves.

Following is the full text of the Police Commissioner’s statement…

Five to hang for Dr Edward Khoury’s murder

Five men have been sentenced to death by hanging, after a jury found them guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Dr Edward Khoury.

High Court Judge Malcolm Holdip passed sentence on Shawn James, Caleb Donaldson, Jerome Murray, Terry Moore and Robert Franklyn shortly after 8 last evening, more than six hours after he sent the jury to decide on a verdict.

When the court reconvened just before 6pm, Justice Holdip revealed that the jury had requested clarity concerning the evidence of one witness.

Four appear in court for kidnapping

Four men are due to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today after being charged with kidnapping.

Joshua Robles, 28, of Diego Martin; Dakarai Timothy, 26, of Santa Cruz; along with William David, 20, and Mosiah Villafana, 18, both of San Juan, were jointly charged with kidnapping for ransom, on Wednesday 5th June 2019.

According to police reports, on May 12th, the victim was with relatives at a house along Danhai Trace, Tunapuna, when he was forcibly taken and placed in a gold-coloured SUV by his abductors, who took him to an unknown location.

Kidnapped fishermen released

Five of the fishermen reportedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have returned to this country after more than a week

Early this morning 35-year-old Lynton Manohar, 38-year-old Jason O'Brien, 28-year-old Brandon Arjoon, 17-year-old Jagdesh jaikeran and 49-year-old Rickey Rambharose, all of Morne Diablo, Penal came back to Trinidad on a pirogue. 

 A US 200 thousand dollars ransom had been demanded for their safe return. 

O'Brien's brother Jerry who was also kidnapped along with the others was sent back home last Thursday with an instruction to pay the ransom.