Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 29th 2015 Contents RADHICA SOOKRAJ
Dana Seetahal s murder case
has possibly run cold and her rel-
atives are now calling for more
investigators to be assigned to
In an interview last
week, Seetahal s younger
sister, Susan Francois,
said it has been
months since the
them to give an
update on the
marked one year
since the special
State prosecutor was
ambushed and assas-
sinated on May 4 while
driving along Hamilton
Holder Street in Wood-
brook just after midnight.
"Some of us are thinking the
case has already run cold. We are
not heartbroken or disenchanted.
We are angry because we believe
the length of time that is passing,"
"The lack of update by the
Police Service shows a lack of dis-
respect for the memory of our sis-
ter and what she has done for this
country. It disrespects her efforts
at improving the police service
and undermines her efforts at pro-
viding training opportunities for
them. This long delay makes us
angry because it seems there is
no end to the investigation until
Asked whether she agreed with
President of the Police Social and
Welfare Association Anand Rame-
sar that new investigators should
be assigned to high profile cases,
Francois said she could not say
for sure whether or not current
investigators were ineffective, as
she had no idea who was involved
in the probe.
"I don t know who the team
comprises of. Based on the
responses so far from the Com-
missioner, he did indicate they
were professionals and all
resources required were being
channelled at the investigation,"
However, because of the slow
pace of the probe, Francois, who
is head of T&T s Financial Intel-
ligence Unit, said new inves-
tigators should be appointed
to supplement the existing
"I would want to
think that the Police
concerned about the
length of time this
is taking and yet the
case has not been
resolved. If it is a
matter of priority,
then he would also
want a speedy disclo-
sure," Francois said.
She said since Seeta-
hal s death, the family has
"We are trying to fill this
big hole that has been left in our
lives. We are going through a very
traumatic time and we want to
appeal to the Commissioner of
Police because he is responsible
for this case being solved as well
as other cases. We do not want
him to give us cliched reassurances
but to have a conclusion in this
matter quickly because too much
time is passing," Seetahal said.
To date, no one has been
detained or charged for the crime.
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Sister: Too much time has passed
Asked whether police had completed their investigation
into the Seetahal murder probe, Williams said updates
would be given in due course. He said lead investigator,
acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and Support,
Glen Hackett was in charge of the case. Saying he was
allowing investigators to take the lead on their cases,
Williams said he could not give any details.
From Page A5
"The security people are doing a
couple of things and I don t want to
make any statement right now,"
Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodan
told the Guardian.
What was happening in Enterprise,
however, was "a big concern" to the
Chaguanas Borough Corporation, he
Sen Supt Johnny Abraham, head
of the Central Division, had little to
say.He assured, however, "We will lock
it down. Everybody will breathe a
sigh of relief just now."
Abraham said the "older heads"
in Enterprise have been trying to
make peace but the younger ones
have been locking down the area.
Chaguanas East MP Stephen Cadiz
was stopped at a gang roadblock in
"I was doing by routine drive
through in the Crown Trace area
when I was stopped by barrels they
had placed in the road," Cadiz told
"Surprisingly, they were not hos-
tile," he said.
Cadiz said life would be difficult
for law abiding residents in and
around the area and hoped the
authorities would realise the gravity
of the situation and act.
"Enterprise had a reputation for
decades but the people causing the
trouble are a minority.
"Enterprise is, by no means, a bas-
not a basket case
A darkly-tinted car pulled up
at the entrance to Bhagaloo
Street as the Guardian
stopped to take photographs.
Two men in the car asked
threateningly, "What allyuh
doing?" The photographer
replied he was from the media
and returned to his vehicle.
Chaguanas police had earlier
warned the Guardian about
going into the area.
"You all are mad. They will
mark every strange car coming
in the area."
National Women's Team
footballer Ahkeela "Lady
Latapy" Mollon, of
Longdenville, almost lost her
life in an exchange of related
gunfire last week.
Members of one gang were
chasing 58-year old Cpl
Anthony Burns of Central's
Rapid Response Unit and
another gang was firing at
them near Mollon's house. Her
vehicle was shot up as she hid.
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Dana Seetahal...murder unsolved
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