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Paper committal proceedings against
murder accused Azmon Alexander are yet
to start even almost a year after he was
charged with the murders of three members
of a family in Brasso Seco.
When Alexander reappeared before Senior
Magistrate Indrani Cedeno in the Arima Mag-
istrate's Court yesterday for the 14th time since being
charged, he and his lawyer, Fareed Ali, were informed
that assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
George Busby required an adjournment as he was
out of the country.
Ali objected as he noted his client was ready to
proceed with the case several months ago and was
being delayed by the Office of the DPP.
Ali also noted that Busby had only disclosed the
death certificates of his client's three alleged victim
and was yet to release the rest of the State's evidence
Cedeno made note of the complaint but still went
ahead to defer the case to October 29.
Alexander is accused of 37 charges arising out of
kidnapping of a Brasso Seco family in October 2014.
Irma Rampersad, 49, her daughters --- Janelle and
Felicia --- Janelle's baby Shania Amoroso and their
52-year-old next door neighbour, Felix Martinez,
went missing on October 26.
After searches by teams of police and soldiers for
almost two weeks Martinez's body was found in a
forested area near their home on November 8.
Three days later Rampersad and her granddaughter's
decomposing bodies were found stuffed in a duffel
bag dumped a short distance away from where Mar-
tinez was found.
A week later as police were expecting to stumble
on the teenage sisters bodies, the girls were found
in a makeshift camp in the forested area.
Hours later, Alexander's 17-year-old relative, who
is facing charges for assisting Alexander, surrendered
to police. Days later, Alexander, who reportedly evaded
police by disguising himself as a woman, was arrested
near his mother's home in Malabar, Arima.
In addition to the charges related to the
this case, Alexander also has dozens of pend-
ing charges dating as far back as 2004,
including the kidnapping of a girl several
years ago and from escaping from the Mayaro
Magistrate's Court while appearing on an
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warn-
er says the decision by the governing
body for football to impose a life ban on
him almost four years after he resigned
had to be a joke.
Warner said so in an interview on Sky
99.5fm yesterday, hours after the ban was
He added: "It is not funny and it has
to be a joke (sic). I left FIFA, I resigned
from FIFA four-and-a-half years ago... I
had a club called Joe Public which I dis-
banded three years ago. I have not seen
a match in Trinidad four-and-a-half-
years now and I don't see football on tel-
He said he did not understand from
what FIFA had banned him. He said what
was worse was the ban being imposed
"without a hearing, so it makes no sense,
makes no sense."
Asked about his ongoing extradition
matter with the US Government,
Warner said he was not bothered in
the least by it and that he continued
to sleep very well at night.
"It doesn't bother me in the least
cause I know there is no basis and
there is no merit in the US charges,"
As he said several times before,
Warner said yesterday: "In the fulness
of time it will be exposed for what
In response to FIFA claims that he
received "undisclosed and illegal pay-
ments as well as other money-making
schemes," Warner said:
"If that is the case, how is it the
person who allegedly gave me hasn't
been named. How come the person
who gave me hasn't been charged. "
Warner said he was never general
secretary, treasurer or accountant at
FIFA. "At the end of the day, say who
gave me and when and so on. This
is ludicrous and laughable. It makes
no sense," he added.
He said he was "surprised that you
(media) are dignifying this piece of
The US is seeking Warner's extra-
dition to answer corruption charges
which allegedly took place while he
was a FIFA executive. A hearing is
set for December 2 in the Port-of-
Spain Magistrates' Court.
Jack on Fifa
It's a joke
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