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Mohammed who survived a fatal
accident which claimed the life
of his mother is scared he may
suffer the same fate.
The teenager suffered fractures
to his spine and hip and is warded
at the San Fernando Teaching
Hospital in a stable condition.
He was sleep in the back of the
car, driven by his mother Carolyn
Mohammed, when a delivery truck
travelling in the other direction
collided with their vehicle around
2.30 pm along the M1 Ring Road,
Princes Town, on Tuesday.
Mohammed, 42, a hairstylist,
died on the scene.
She had just picked up Niam at
his school---Princes Town Junior---
and was on her way to pick up her
other son, Saleem, 15, at ASJA
Boys' in San Fernando when the
Speaking with reporters at the
family's home at St Croix Road,
Princes Town, yesterday,
Mohammed's brother, Kevin, said
Niam was asleep in the vehicle
when the accident took place "so
he get pelt all how.
"He under some pain. They run
tubes in him and pumping his
stomach. He moving his toes but
he cannot move. The doctors say
he has to stay flat on the bed. His
father told him last night that his
mother died. He only asking if he
will die how he hook up on tubes,"
Kevin said he had been hearing
conflicting stories about how the
accident occurred but he wanted
justice for his only sister who was
the eldest of four siblings.
"Her husband taking it light
right now but when this blow over
he will be taking action," he added.
He said his sister was in the
process of moving into her new
home which they recently built at
Point Coco, Granville.
Mohammed's husband of 18
years, Shazim Mohammed, went
to the Forensic Science Centre, St
James, to witness the autopsy.
However, it was postponed for
Police have taken a statement
from the truck driver and are con-
Farm caretaker Nigel Williams was
gunned down yesterday most likely
because he could have identified goat
thieves who less than a week ago raid-
ed the same farm.
Williams, 44, who is the caretaker
for the property along Pokhor Road
Extension, Pokhor Road, Longdenville,
was held up by thieves last Thursday
when they snuck in and tied him up
and another worker.
The thieves then made off with seven
goats, three kids and five sheep.
Speaking with the T&T Guardian
yesterday, owner of the animal farm,
Narine Siewah, said Williams, who has
been employed with him for the past
five months, was a "real cool and hum-
He said this employee was a very
helpful man and he was saddened by
According to police reports, around
10 pm on Tuesday Siewah left Williams
at his farm and called him around 1 am
yesterday to ensure all was well.
On returning to the farm around 9
am, Siewah found his caretaker dead
with bullet wounds to the back of the
Officers of Region Three Homicide
Bureau are continuing investigations.
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 22-year-old Maloney man
was targeted by a gunman and
shot dead as he assisted his sis-
ter organise gift bags to donate
as part of her birthday routine
at La Horquetta on Tuesday
Quassie Mohammed was
described by police as a menace
and by relatives as hardened. His
sister, Anastacia Stevenson, and
one of her friends, Alana Man-
nette, were also shot in the
According to police reports
Mohammed, of Building 9, Mal-
oney Gardens, D'Abadie, was at
Stevenson's home, along CLR
James Crescent, Phase Two, La
Horquetta, with Mannette, when
a gunman barged in and opened
fire, hitting all three.
The shooting, police said, took
place around 8.30 pm. The
women were closer to the door-
way and were shot by the gun-
man as he entered before he cor-
nered Mohammed in the living
room and shot him dead.
The murder of Mohammed
and that of a 44-year-old care-
taker in Chaguanas yesterday
took the murder toll to 342 for
the year, compared to 325 for the
same period last year.
Officers of the Homicide
Bureau Region Two are contin-
uing investigations into
Stevenson, who celebrated her
35th birthday yesterday, was shot
in the back while Mannette, who
will celebrate her 32 birthday
today, was shot in the chest.
Mannette was found bleeding
at an abandoned house close to
her friend's home while Steven-
son was found close to the
entrance of the home.
Both women were taken to the
Arima Health Facility and then
transferred to the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex where
they are warded in a serious con-
Speaking to the T&T Guardian
yesterday, a relative of
Mohammed, who did not want
to be identified, said she was
tired of speaking to the young
man about the illegal activities.
She said he visited his sister
on Tuesday to assist her with
her birthday ritual of donating
gift bags to the less fortunate,
usually children at orphanages.
Police said Mohammed was
identified in a photograph on
Facebook posing with illegal guns
in the Maloney area and was said
to be a "young menace."
He was arrested last month
for possession of a gun in the
Port-of-Spain Division and was
released from prison before that
after spending eight months in
jail for the same offence.
"Young men need to curb their
lifestyle because this is the end
"Quassie didn't like to hear
"the talk" about what he used
to do" the relative said.
Her message to other young
men involved in criminal activity
is: "There is always an option.
I don't accept from them youths
that because they unemployed
they does act like this. To me
that is foolishness. Everybody
can't be a police officer or a doc-
tor but there are things that you
can do if you really want to get
away from that lifestyle."
Fatal Princes Town accident...
Isaac Jr were
the hosts of
Kevin Mohammed, brother of
accident victim Carolyn
Mohammed, displays her
photograph yesterday at Sankar
Avenue, St Croix Road, Princes
Town. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
Maloney 'menace' killed in gun attack
Farm caretaker shot dead by goat thieves
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