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Bicycle rider Errol Lochan pedalled to
save his life yesterday after an enraged
cutlass-wielding motorist tried to run
him over with a car in front of several
The motorist, who was locked up by
police, crashed his car into a business place
along the SS Erin Road, before reversing
and becoming stuck on a pavement outside
the Motiram Shiva Mandir. Luckily no one
The drama unfolded before peak traffic
started close to Cuchawan Trace, Debe.
Lochan, still shaken from the ordeal said he
went to a nearby bar to buy some cigarettes
when the motorist asked him to move his
"I tell him ok and then I went to buy some
pholourie. The next thing I know this man
started accusing me of stealing his phone and
his money. I didn t steal anything. I tell him
he mad or what and I leave," Lochan said.
The enraged motorist jumped into his
Datsun 280C and began following Lochan
down the hill with the car. Pedalling fever-
ishly, Lochan dodged into Ravi and Son s car
wash, hoping to throw the driver off the chase.
Ravi Sookdeo and his wife, Meena Sookdeo, were
standing in the car wash area when they saw the
280C coming towards them.
"We had to run. The driver hit the pressure washer
and then he slammed the brakes. He chook in his
reverse gear and then went straight onto the pavement,
almost hitting the mandir," Sookdeo said.
He added that it was fortunate that there were no
children around when the accident happened. The
driver then pulled out a cutlass and began chasing
Lochan. By the time police arrived, both men were
The driver was arrested. He is expected to be
charged pending instructions from senior officers.
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
has been consulted on the ongoing investigations
into the suspension of general secretary of the Police
Service Social and Welfare Association Insp Michael
According to officers close to the investigation, the
matter was sent to the DPP for consideration about
two weeks ago.
Seales had been suspended by acting Commissioner
of Police Stephen Williams for apparently talking out
of turn and bringing the service into disrepute on
The association has claimed that the suspension
was politically motivated, an allegation that the top
cop has denied
Williams suspended Seales from duty one day after
he said on a television talk show that the then People s
Partnership government was attempting to provoke
the police so that a state of emergency could be
declared in order to delay the September 7 general
Williams also appointed Assistant Commissioner
of Police Deodath Dulalchan to investigate Seales
JENSEN LA VENDE
Two weeks ago, 23-year-old Jovon "Seggy" Mc
Gill told relatives he would not live to see the end
of the year. This self-fulfilling prophecy came true
on Sunday morning when his body was
removed from down a precipice in Mor-
Speaking with the media at the Forensic
Science Centre, St James, yesterday, a
female relative of Mc Gill, who did not want
to be identified, said he told her that he dreamt he
was walking with his parents, both deceased.
She added that he also told other relatives that
he did not believe he will live to see Christmas. Mc
Gill, she said, began having the dreams around the
time he began his part time job at National Flour
According to police, Mc Gill s body was found at
Poinsetta Drive, Morvant, around noon on Sunday
after he left his Dorata Street, Laventille, home Sat-
Police said Mc Gill may have been killed as a result
of another murder that took place in the area on
Friday. Police say there is an ongoing war between
Morvant and Malick, Barataria. The other murdered
man, Lorenzo Phillip, lived at Malick, Barataria but
was killed in Morvant.
Also speaking to the media at the centre yesterday
was Mc Gill s girlfriend, Natalie Brown, who said
the father of one was a quiet person who kept to
"I don t know why he was there (in Morvant),"
Brown said before being interrupted by another
woman who said Mc Gill received a phone call before
leaving his home to meet someone.
Brown added: "He was home Saturday evening
with his daughter and he got a phone call and it was
so strange that whoever called him, he tell them hold
on he coming now.
"I find it strange because normally he don t leave
home at those hours or walk down the road, cars
always picking him up home and dropping him back."
Police reports stated that around 5 am Friday,
Lorenzo Philip, 27, of Seventh Avenue, Barataria, was
found murdered and naked at Poinsettia Drive, Mor-
vant, not too far from where Mc Gill s body was
Police said residents heard gunshots and later
found his body. Police believe that Philip was killed
as a result of an ongoing dispute over the ownership
a house and land in the Morvant area.
The killing of the two men have taken the murder
toll to 380 for the year, five more than the corre-
sponding period last year.
sent to DPP
Jovon "Seggy" Mc Gill
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