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Hiding behind her closed bed-
room door, Celia Maxwell listened
as an intruder broke into her home
and murdered her youngest son
early yesterday morning.
When she finally crawled out of
her room sometime later, Maxwell,
55, found her son Adisa Ogingea,
alias Goaty, 34, lying dead in front
of his bedroom door.
Interviewed yesterday, the dis-
traught mother of eight said she
woke up close to 2 am when her
son s killer broke down the front
door to their apartment complex on
June Street, Point Lisas.
She said Ogingea was the only
one of her children that still lived
with her. The others have homes of
"What wake me up was when I
hear the commotion with the break-
ing down of the door and then I hear
the rumble tumble in the bedroom,"
"By this time I was just walking
up and down in the bedroom, pray-
ing for guidance to know what to
do because I say I not going outside.
I telling myself if I go outside I going
to get kill because like they killing
Disa in the back."
Clutching her stomach and crying,
Maxwell recalled her efforts to save
herself but said she could do nothing
to help her son, who was dead by
the time she came outside.
"Next thing I get an inspiration
to take the dressing table and drag
it in front the door. A little while
later I say not hearing nothing, I
move the chest of drawers easy and
"I pull the door and all I could
see on the ground was my son, lying
dead, like when all the rumble tum-
ble was going on he get shot on the
bed and then he fight up the person
until he reach outside."
An autopsy was supposed to be
done yesterday but Maxwell said she
believes her son was shot nine times
by his killer.
Ogingea was not employed as he
was collecting public assistance after
sustaining an injury to one of his
hands about 18 months ago, his
Celia Maxwell breaks down in tears as she recalls how her son Adisa Ogingea was killed at their home at June
Street, Lisas Avenue, Couva, early yesterday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Mother hides as son murdered
Minutes after stabbing Roop-
narine Seepersad to death, a 23-
year-old Couva man was shot
during a standoff with Central
Division police yesterday.
According to a report, Seep-
ersad, 51, of Carli Bay, Couva,
was at Exchange Road, Couva,
where he and the suspect were
seen fighting inside his silver Nis-
san Primera Wagon.
Police believe the suspect was
trying to rob Seepersad and when
the fight reached outside the car,
Seepersad was stabbed several
Seepersad fell to the ground
and died while the suspect sped
off in his car. Passersby contacted
the Couva police and an All Point
Bulletin was issued for the car.
A team of officers, led by Snr
Supt Johnny Abraham and Insp
Terrence Williams, and including
Sgt Nash, WPC Lallbeharry and
WPC Mohan spotted the car and
a high-speed chase ensued along
Perseverance Road, Couva.
Police said the suspect lost
control of the car and crashed
into a ditch. As he exited the vehi-
cle and tried to escape the officers
ordered him to stop and drop his
knife. However, they said he con-
tinued to approach them and was
He was taken to the Couva
District Health Facility where he
was treated and transferred to
the Eric Williams Medical Science
Complex under police guard.
Meanwhile, a 34-year-old sol-
dier had to be treated at the San
Fernando General Hospital after
being ambushed and stabbed on
Police said around 5 am Kernel
Darrimple, of Southern Main
Road, La Romaine, was driving
along the same road when he
stopped and someone began
stabbing his right hand.
He said as he drove off gun-
shots were fired at his car shat-
tering the rear windscreen. Dar-
rimple, who is stationed at the
Cumoto Camp, was discharged
from hospital yesterday. He is
assisting police with investiga-
Acting Police Commissioner
Stephen Williams has reportedly sent
head of the Special Branch, Snr Supt
Gary Gould, on immediate pre-retire-
This is the latest in the saga sur-
rounding the discovery in 2013 of mar-
ijuana at the Phillipine residence of
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisses-
According to a TV6 report last
night, Williams gave the instructions
to send home Gould with immediate
effect although he is scheduled to
retire next month.
When news of the find first broke,
Williams had reported that Gould had
indicated to him that he was unaware
of any find. However, Gould subse-
quently produced a report confirming
the find and Williams had to retract
his statement and confirm the find.
Williams has ordered a probe into
the matter, noting that it was not
brought to a conclusion. He also
expressed concern that he was kept
in the dark on the matter and that
Special Branch may have corresponded
only with then deputy commissioner
Mervyn Richardson on the matter.
ACP Ainsley Garrick has been given
responsibility for the latest probe and
has been given a month to complete
it. Former national security minister
Jack Warner has claimed he took part
in a discussion in 2013 with other sen-
ior politicians and a senior police offi-
cer to ensure there was no criminal
probe into the matter.
Senior cop in ganja find fiasco sent on leave
Maxwell said Ogingea was threatened in the past
following the murder of another resident of the
area, Hayden "Ludo" Nero, who was killed on
February 3 just opposite her apartment.
"The friends of 'Ludo', Disa used to lime with
them and apparently now they had become bitter
enemies. One week after (Ludo's murder), he start
to get a threat call. They used to call his friends and
tell them to stay away from Disa."
She said months after Ogingea confided in her
but the threats were never reported to the police.
She said last Wednesday she warned him about the
threats coming around to haunt him.
"Last Wednesday I get a breakthrough. He was
talking to me and I tell him even though the threats
from February die away, he have to watch out for
the rest of his life and he tell me don't worry
When he told her of the threats, Maxwell said
she asked him whether he had been involved in any
"I asked him if he ever did any bad jobs. I tell him
he could ask for forgiveness but he say 'No
mammy, I not in that I don't know why they would
be targetting me.'"
She believes that the threats may be linked to his
"That is what I find strange. I didn't hear nothing,
no talking, no screaming. That is why I say it have
to be somebody that know what they doing and
know the place to come in."
She said too many youths were dying because
they don't listen to their parents.
"The youths not listening from the time they
reach a certain age. You could come in God frame
and they not hearing yuh."
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