Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 15th 2016 Contents A16
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, January 15, 2016
A Moruga mother who allegedly escaped
her kidnapper by jumping out a moving vehicle
with her two daughters is calling on National
Security Minister Edmund Dillon and acting
Police Commissioner Stephen Williams to
investigate why the suspect remains on the
The 24-year-old woman said when she
reported the incident to Moruga police last
Thursday, they refused to take her seriously
and let the suspect off with a warning.
The suspect, a PH taxi driver, continued
to ply his car for hire yesterday.
The woman recalled around 4 pm last
Thursday she and her daughters, ages two
and four, entered a black Nissan Sunny B-
14 on the corner of the Penal Rock Road
and Moruga Road, Basse Terre Village.
She asked to be taken to a street in Santa
Maria Village. While on the way, she and the
driver began chatting but on reaching her stop,
he continued to drive. The woman said she
asked the driver to stop several times but he
ignored her. On reaching an area known as "The
Bamboo", she opened the car door and shouted
to villagers, "Look this man going with me. You
all call the police."As they entered a forested
part of the village, she said her elder daughter
began to cry while the other slept on her lap.
When she told the driver that her daughter was
crying, she said he turned around, laughed and
said he was taking them to a river.
Mobile service was poor and she said when
the driver got a phone call, she overheard him
saying: "I already pick up the girl." She said
she called her mother and whispered a short
On reaching another village, she said the car
slowed down to cross a pothole and she grabbed
the children, putting her elder daughter out
the car first and the jumping out with the other.
She suffered injuries to the right hip and feet.
Within minutes, relatives arrived but the driver
had already left.
She said a report was made to police and
the driver, who showed up later, begged police
not to charge him, saying the magistrate would
send him to jail and he would rather pay her.
She said when she asked him who was the
person on the other line, he claimed not to
know what she was asking about. With the
suspect still out there, she said her family now
lives in fear.
Police: It was not
Snr Supt Irwin Hackshaw said his investigation
revealed that the woman boarded a taxi during
which an incident took place, causing her to leave
the taxi. He said the woman told police what
happened and she asked that the man be warned. A
senior Moruga police officer said the woman reported
on Thursday she was travelling in a PH taxi along the
Penal Rock Road and wanted to stop at certain point.
However, the driver passed his destination and
when one of her daughters began to cry, the driver
turned around and dropped her at her destination. He
said the woman did not report it as a kidnapping. The
man was contacted on Friday and showed up at the
station on Saturday. He told police that while taking the
woman and her children to their destination, he was
arguing with someone on the phone and lost
focus on where they were stopping.
He said when he realised the children crying,
he turned around and dropped them off. He
said the man was cautioned as the woman
Neil Boodoo told a judge and jury yesterday
that after he was allegedly shot in the knee by
Alan Campbell in 2004, he saw his blood spouting
out of his kneecap like a "hose that was spray-
Boodoo, 50, was giving evidence in the San Fer-
nando High Court before Justice Hayden St Clair
Douglas and a jury yesterday in a shooting with
State attorneys Trevor Jones and Stacy Laloo-
Chung are prosecuting in the matter. Campbell is
being represented by attorneys Nizam Mohammed,
Faraz Mohammed and Chris Ramlal.
Boodoo told the court that around 6.30 pm on
May 25, 2004, he went to buy some tablets for his
mother, who suffered from Alzheimers at S&R
pharmacy in Vistabella.
He said his mother was in the front passenger
seat of his car, a blue Mazda 323.
After getting the medication, Boodoo said
he drove off from the pharmacy and stopped
at Shashell s bar on Lambie Street, Vista-
bella, to get his mother a soft drink so
she could take her medicine.
He said when he got there, he
parked his car, got out and saw
Campbell outside in the roadway,
putting goods in a trunk.
He said he approached Campbell
and asked him for a coke (soft
He testified that Campbell
replied, "What the **** yuh want?"
and walked inside of the bar.
He said Campbell returned, pulled
out a 9mm gun and shot him in his
He said he was on the road when
he was shot.
Boodoo said Campbell claimed he
and his mother had come to his busi-
ness place to rob him.
Boodoo said after he was shot, he
dropped down on the roadway and
could not move. He said the blood
was gushing out of his knee like a
hose that was spraying and that he
tried to get up but could not.
He said he heard his mother
screaming: "They shoot meh son,
somebody help meh."
He said someone called the police
and an ambulance, both of which
responded within ten minutes.
He said when the ambulance
arrived, the attendants took off his
track pants and his shoes and he was
lying on the roadway in his underwear
while he was being treated.
Jones asked him if at any point he
was on Campbell s property and Boodoo
He said he spent three weeks at hos-
pital and after he was released and gave
a statement to police, the officers took
him back to the scene of the shooting.
He said the distance from where he
was shot to the bar was 13 feet.
Boodoo said he did not give offi-
cers a statement before he was
released from hospital because he
did not trust the police.
Mohammed is expected to cross
examine Boodoo today when the mat-
Man shot in
by PH driver
Police: It was a
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