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An electrical and instrumentation
engineer was left counting his losses
yesterday after a fire razed his Penal
Homeowner Mark Mohammed, 43,
of Dookie Street, Penal, in an interview
with the T&T Guardian yesterday, said
he was clueless about what caused the
fire in his home.
"It is kind of strange," he remarked.
Mohammed, who has a 17-year-old
daughter, lived alone in the house.
He said his house and land,
which he was living in for the past
six years, was valued at $1.5 million,
while his belongings were estimated
Mohammed, who is employed at
Powergen, said he left home on Friday
around 10 am and secured his two-
storey concrete home.
He said he later went to his brother s
house in Sunrees Road, Penal and
returned home around 10.30 am Sat-
Mohammed said while walking into
his street he saw smoke and fire appli-
ances outside his home.
"The house was on fire and they
were trying to put it out," Mohammed
He said while the cause of the fire
is yet to be determined fire investigators
told him the fire began in the front
room of the house.
Mohammed said the fire came as a
"big surprise" since he did not have
any problems with the wiring in the
house, especially since he personally
ensured everything was in good order.
Yesterday, when the T&T Guardian
visited the house, smoke and flames
from embers were seen coming from
Investigators are expected to return
to the house today to continue inquires.
Penal police are probing the matter.
--- Reshma Ragoonath
Murdered prisoner Aimard "Ralph" Placid Lima,
who was beaten to death while at Golden Grove Remand
Yard last weekend, will be laid to rest today.
The funeral will be held at 3 pm today at the La Divina
Pastora Roman Catholic Church, Siparia. He will be laid
to rest at the Siparia Cemetery after the service.
Lima, 47, of Lilly Street, Siparia, was beaten to death,
allegedly by other prisoners.
He was sent to Remand Yard after he appeared before
a Siparia Magistrate last week Friday on an outstanding
warrant for a 25-year-old rape case.
Last Sunday night, prison reports state, Lima got into
an altercation in a cell and was beaten to death by pris-
However, his relatives are disputing this report since
they claim Lima was murdered by prison officers.
A second autopsy, conducted by Professor Hubert
Daisley last week at Boodoo s Funeral Home, Penal,
revealed all of Lima s ribs
were broken on the left side
and his left lung had col-
Daisley also concluded that
a long, blunt object was
inserted into Lima s rectum,
which caused massive inter-
nal injuries. Lima had also
Yesterday, his brother Brian
said Lima s two children are
not handling his brother s
death well especially since
yesterday was Father s Day.
Brian said Lima s daughter is writing her final nursing
exams this semester and he believes if she fails, the State
should pay for her to resit her exams.
"It is not her fault. Her father was killed. It has been
really hard for her," he said.
He said the hurtful part of the entire ordeal is the fact
that no one from the Government or the Ministry of
National Security visited the family since Lima s death.
"It is very ridiculous. He died in the hands of the law,
which is supposed to protect him and up to now nobody
contacted us or make a phone call or anything," he said.
On Thursday Justice Minister Christlyn Moore issued
a media release extending condolences to the Lima fam-
ily.Brian questioned how could he accept her condolences
when she has not acknowledged the family.
"We feel neglected. How I feeling, is like because he
was a prisoner no one care. He was not a hardcore pris-
oner...he was sent there and in three days he was beaten
to death," he said.
He explained that the family has initiated legal steps
against the state for failing to protect his brother while
he was in their custody.
Moore, in her statement, said Lima s death was "unac-
She said her ministry remained committed to attaining
better conditions for inmates and prison officers.
the Chef of the
Year Award to
Joseph at the
to be buried today
Aimard Placid Lima
Fire destroys Penal home
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