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TOWN HOUSES, BEL AIR, LA ROMAIN
Architect designed, 3000 sq ft modern townhouse with gorgeous sea view.
Open concept main floor, 2 full baths/2 half baths
Master suite with whirlpool tub and patio with sea view;
Granite countertops both kitchen and bathroom;
Private entrance to basement parking with electronic gate.
All appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/microwave, washer/dryer,
water tank, pump and water heater).
When Diego Martin taxi driver
Imtiaz Abdul left home on Mon-
day evening to give his neighbour
a lift to Laventille, his five children
did not know this would be the
last time they would see him.
Abdul s 21-year-old son, Kareem,
and his four teenage siblings woke
up yesterday morning to the news
that their father had been shot dead
at Pashley Street, Laventille, a little
over an hour after he left home on
According to police reports,
shortly after 7 pm Abdul, 42, and
a female passenger living in the area
were driving along the Eastern Main
Road when they turned into Pashley
Investigators said they were
stopped by a gunman. Abdul s
neighbour reportedly got out of the
car and ran away while the gunman
opened fire on Abdul. The man
then ran away.
Besson Street police officers
arrived at the scene within minutes
but Abdul already had died from
his injuries. Investigators said he
was not known to them and there
was no motive for his murder.
Abdul s neighbour was ques-
tioned by police but was released
later pending further investigations.
When a news team from the
T&T Guardian visited Abdul s home
yesterday afternoon at Waterhole
Drive, Patna Village, Diego Martin,
his relatives and friends said they
were confused by his murder.
They said he served as a deacon
in his church. "He would not miss
church, ever," Gina said.
She denied her brother was
involved in criminal activity and
said she believed he was in the
wrong place at the wrong time.
"He was not in anything. All he
went to do was give that woman
a drop," Gina said.
She said her brother would usu-
ally do private jobs for neighbours
and friends and Monday night was
"He always was willing to help
people and give them a drop. This
is just madness how they kill him,"
Abdul s funeral is scheduled to
take place tomorrow. Detectives of
the Region One Homicide Bureau
A 33-year-old man is warded
in hospital after being shot outside
his Malabar, Arima, home on
Investigators said the latest
shooting might be connected with
an ongoing gang war in Malabar
which has claimed the lives of four
men in less than a week.
Police said around 9.20 pm,
Joseph Rigaud was standing in front
of his house at Richard Trace, Mal-
abar, Arima, when he was
approached by a gunman.
After a brief conversation, the
man drew a pistol and shot Rigaud
several times before running away.
His relatives took him to the
Arima Health Facility where he was
stabilised and then transferred to
the Eric Williams Medical Sciences
Complex, Mt Hope, where he was
warded in a stable condition.
The recent upsurge in murders
in Malabar began on October 1 with
the double murder of 21-year-old
Shiyloh Mc Intosh and his friend
Mc Intosh s wife, Kizzy-Ann
Edwards, is running on a Congress
of the People s (COP) ticket for the
Malabar South seat in the local gov-
ernment elections on October 21.
Both men were shot dead while
painting Edwards sub-office at
A day later, 36-year-old Christo-
pher "Mad Dog" Gregg was killed
near his home at Trainline Road,
Malabar. Another man, Jerome
"Patty" Alfonso, was also shot dead
in the area on Friday night.
Police sources said several anti-
crime exercises would be done in
the area over the next couple of
weeks to recover some of the illegal
guns being used in the gang war.
Arima police are continuing
investigations into Rigaud s shoot-
Gun and ammo find
An Arima couple was arrested
and a substantial cache of ammu-
nition recovered in an early-morn-
ing police exercise yesterday.
According to reports, around 4.30
am, police from the Northern Divi-
sion Task Force (NDTF), led by Sgt
Harewood, arrived at the couple s
Getwell Avenue, Pinto Road, Arima,
home, with a search warrant.
While searching a car parked in
the driveway, the police found a
.380 pistol and 108 rounds of
assorted ammunition hidden in the
trunk. They also found a sizeable
quantity of high-grade marijuana.
The 36-year-old homeowner and
his 24-year-old female companion
were arrested and taken to the
Arima Police Station for question-
ing. They remained detained up to
late yesterday. The man is expected
to take part in identification parades
later today. (DA)
Five children mourn
dad's shooting death
Another man shot in Malabar
T&T Cancer Society volunteer, Maureen Sankeralli, right, guides Cornelius
Shortt, a pupil of Escallier St Jerome's Anglican School, in touching the lung of
a cancer infected pig during yesterday's EDU Fest hosted by Republic Bank and
the society at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port-of-Spain.
PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
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