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Karim: Videsh will
never see his dream
Subar, who was
plish his dream of
working at Petro-
trin, retiring at
45 and buying a
maxi taxi, UNC
MP Fazal Karim
"He had his goals, he had dreams and looked
forward to enjoying life but never thought this
would befall him," Karim said in Parliament
Speaking during debate on an Opposition
motion condemning Government and the Prime
Minister for failing to address the rising crime
epidemic, Karim expressed sympathies to Subar
's family as well as the family of his caretaker,
Hafeeza Mohammed, 56. She was also killed
alongside Subar on Wednesday.
The youngster 13, had been at Mohammed's
home when they were set upon, bound and
killed. The savaging of the middle aged wom-
an and the child --- particularly because of their
ages--- has shocked the nation.
Karim said, "In the last 48 hours we've seen
the brutal murder of 13- year old Vedesh and his
caretaker who - it was reported today- was not
only murdered , but also sexually assaulted."
"Yesterday we saw the kidnapping for ransom
of Southern businessman Gregory Laing - what
kind of children, now adults have we brought
up in T&T?! It's clear the country has sunken
to an all time low,"
Karim added, "Young Vedesh was in the prime
of his youth. He was expecting to collect his
SEA results next Tuesday and looking forward
to entering the next phase of his education and
secondary school...which is going to be no more."
Karim said he also feared T&T is returning
to kidnappings although this was reduced under
the past administration.
"People are asking if kidnapping is what we
have to face in T&T for working hard and being
successful ..... if you're perceived to have assets
or be wealthy that you're going to be the victim
of those who prefer not to work like you, but to
take from you what you have?"
Karim warned the crime situation - with
murders currently at 248 - will cause citizens
to incur more expense to secure themselves and
their children, could cause capital flight and
closure of businesses or encourage people to
manage businesses from overseas."
Murder is now one a day - it's not a vitamin
to build anything up. It's breaking society down
Police kill murder suspect
JENSEN LA VENDE
The murder suspectkilled by
police on Thursday night was
shot five times, once in the left
arm as he tried to protect him-
self from the lawmen's bullets.
This was revealed following the
autopsy done by pathologist Dr
Valery Alexandrov on the body of
to police around 9.30 pm on Thurs-
day, Awong, 26, was seen by officers
of the North Eastern Division Task
Force walking along Seventh Ave-
nue Malick Barataria. The officers
claimed he pointed a firearm at
them when they approached him
and before he could let off a shot,
he was shot. He was taken to the
Eric Williams Medical Sciences
Complex where he was pronounced
dead on arrival. The autopsy said
four shots penetrated his chest,
perforating his lungs and heart.
He died of massive haemorrhaging.
Speaking with the T&T Guard-
ian at the Forensic Science Centre
yesterday, Awong's girlfriend, who
did not want to be identified, said
he had just left home, no more
than five minutes when she heard
what she thought was fireworks.
She added that Awong, a father of
two, has three pending gun related
matters and had only started a job
at a construction site in Chaguara-
mas the day he was killed. She said
Awong "lived a life" but that was in
the past and he was changing his
life for the better.
Police say he was a suspect in the
killing of Terrance "DJ Pop Skull"
Ramdin, who was killed on June
10 when he went with friends at
Seventh Avenue, Malick Barataria,
to retrieve a laptop. Police said as
Ramdin and his friends were wait-
ing near a vehicle, agunman opened
fire on them. All three were shot,
however, the 19-year-old died.
Awong's girlfriend said the fam-
ily will not be reporting the matter
to the Police Complaints Authority
since she believes the police will al-
ways be victorious.
"I not going through all of that
because the government system is
not a fair thing. Whatever we say at
the end of the day them is the law so
I not going through that long pro-
cess. To the police, God don't sleep.
I know him if he had something on
him he would of run" she said.
Awong's brother Hakim Joseph,
said since the killing his broth-
er was targeted by police who he
said blamed him since the shooting
took place not too far from Awong's
home.Joseph said his older brother
was not around when the shooting
took place and had been deemed
"a pest" by police in the area. He
claimed officers threatened to kill
his brother and him following the
killing. Awong, he said was arrest-
ed twice in relation to the killing
of Ramdin and released without
charge as there was no evidence
The shooting came one day after
police killed two men who robbed
a bar in central Trinidad. Close
friends Keiron Mitchell, 23 from
Trincity and Desmond Samuel,
26 of Las Lomas were killed near
the cemetery at Madras Road after
Harry's NYC Bar St Helena, steal-
ing $2,000. A third man remains
on the run.
Top CoP at opening of new station:
Our good work
As the country continues to
grapple with violent crimes,
acting Police Commissioner
Stephen Williams says the
good work of the Police Service
often goes unnoticed.
He made the comments at the
opening ceremony of the Ma-
racas Police Station in St Joseph
"Many times the work of the
Police Service is not effectively
broadcasted and every day within
a 24-hours period there are nu-
merous success stories that we
miss," Williams said.
In highlighting some cases,
Williams said over the past 24
hours a vehicle had been inter-
cepted and a man was held with
a series of items.
"Those items related to three
larcenies, two of those were yet
reported when the police would
have already detected," Williams
said, adding that the man was ar-
rested and charged.
In Central Division, the top cop
said a man was held in Freeport
and charged with possession of a
revolver and six rounds of ammu-
nition. Also in that division, Wil-
liams said police pursued a Tiida
car which eventually crashed and
the driver was arrested for pos-
session of a Glock pistol and ten
rounds of ammunition. The ve-
hicle was suspected to be stolen.
At 1 pm on Thursday, Williams
said a man was arrested along the
Churchill Roosevelt Highway for
driving a stolen vehicle, while in
the Southern Division around 1
am yesterday police responded
to a report and arrested a man for
shop breaking. All the items were
recovered and the man charged.
In Princes Town a man was also
arrested on Thursday for posses-
sion of a home-made shotgun and
a round of 12 gauge cartridges,
while Point Fortin police recovered
a pistol and a round of ammunition
after a tip-off from the public.
"I am saying all this to share
with you the everyday positive
stories of the Police Service missed
by the society and people are of
the opinion that nothing good is
happening," Williams said.
"I want to give the society the
assurance that every single day
success stories like these occur in
T&T from the effort of the Police
Saying that as an organisation
officers continued to be chal-
lenged by crime, Williams assured
all the available resources would
be used to fight criminal elements
and deliver quality service to cit-
Prime Minister Dr Keith Row-
ley, who also spoke at the event,
acknowledged that Williams' job
was a very difficult one, adding,
"We are all human and sometimes
it gets to us when all that comes
in our direction is the failings of
our human existence ... if all that
you're hearing is how badly you
have done something...eventually
it can get you."
But he also warned that rogue
elements in the Police Ser-
vice must not be tolerated.
Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Wiliams speak to womenpolice at the front desk at the new
Maracas Police Station in St Joseph after the opening ceremony , yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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