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A day after she escaped a shooting
that claimed her neighbour s life in
Laventille, a 30-year-old Diego Mar-
tin mother of five was shot dead on
Tuesday night in what police have
described as a "revenge" killing.
According to police reports, around
10 pm Makeeba Jordon was at her
home on Mahogany Drive, Patna Vil-
lage, Diego Martin, when three men
called her cellphone and asked her
to step outside.
Jordon came out of her house and
after a couple of minutes her family
heard a volley of gunshots.
When they went outside they
found her lying between two houses
at her family s property. She had been
shot nine times in the chest. She
died there. The gunmen ran away.
A group of officers, supervised by
Senior Supt Ismael David and Supt
Alphonso Patterson, went to the
crime scene and interviewed several
neighbours and relatives. Investigators
said they were working on a several
leads to identify Jordon s attackers.
They said an arrest was imminent.
Police believe Jordon s murder is
connected to the killing of 42-year-
old PH driver Imtiaz Abdul, also of
Patna Village, Diego Martin. Abdul
was shot dead at Pashley Street,
Laventille, on Monday night.
Jordon was the front seat passenger
in Abdul s car that night. She had
hired him for a private job that
evening, police investigators said. She
managed to run away to safety when
a gunman ambushed Abdul and shot
him several times.
In an interview yesterday at the
Forensic Science Centre, St James,
Jordon s relatives claimed that the
morning after Abdul was killed, some
of his relatives and friends visited her
home and accused her of orchestrat-
ing Abdul s murder.
"They call she and said they want-
ed to make peace. The peace they
come to make is with gunshots," a
female relative, who asked to remain
The relative repeatedly dismissed
the gunmen s allegations that Jordon
was responsible for Abdul s murder.
"That is madness and foolishness,"
the emotional woman said.
She said Jordon s children were
traumatised by her murder. Her eldest
child is 15 and the youngest is seven
Jordon s relatives said they now
fear for their safety because they sus-
pect her attackers might continue to
terrorise their family.
Insp Thomas of the Western Divi-
sion and detectives of the Region One
Homicide Bureau are probing the
La Horquetta murder
A 29-year-old man was killed in
La Horquetta, Arima, yesterday.
Police said shortly after 1.30 pm
Sean Mark was walking near the cor-
ner of Eric James Avenue and De Fre-
itas Boulevard, Phase Three, La Hor-
quetta, when three men confronted
Police said the men, each armed
with guns, shot Mark. They then
stood over him and shot him several
times in his head, before running
away. Mark, who lived at Phase Seven,
died on the scene.
Investigators said Mark was well
know to them and had several pre-
vious convictions for firearm and
"He was a pest in the area," one
senior police officer said.
Senior Supt David Abraham, ASP
Hosein and Cpl Bernard visited the
scene and are assisting homicide
detectives investigating that murder.
A 21-year-old woman
of Manzanilla was forced
to miss her newborn
baby s funeral yesterday
afternoon as she was
remanded into custody
after appearing in court
for unlawfully killing the
Alicia Acevero, of John
Humphrey Road, James
Smart Village, Manzanilla,
appeared before Magis-
trate Ray Roopchand in
the Sangre Grande First
Court yesterday afternoon
charged with manslaugh-
ter.Less than two hours
later, a funeral service for
her baby, named Nishan,
was held at Allen s Funeral
Home, Sangre Grande. He
was later laid to rest at the
Foster Road public ceme-
Acevero is accused of
unlawfully killing her
four-day-old baby near
her home last week Fri-
Her lawyer, Fareed Ali,
said the court should con-
sider bail for his client
because she had a clean
criminal record and was
from a stable family back-
ground. Both of Acevero s
parents were in court for
He said his client was
denied her constitutional
rights while in police cus-
tody as she was arrested
on Saturday and was only
allowed to speak to a
lawyer on Monday
Court prosecutors told
Roopchand Acevero was
referred for a psychiatric
evaluation when she was
medically examined after
her arrest. They said she
should be denied bail until
she underwent the test
and the results were pre-
sented to the court.
Ali opposed the sug-
gestion while stating the
Mental Health Act allowed
people to have an evalu-
ation both privately and
at the order of a court.
He said if his client was
granted bail, she would be
willing to submit to the
evaluation and if she failed
to do so she could be rear-
Roopchand rejected the
application, remanded her
into custody and ordered
she undergo psychiatric
evaluation at the St Ann s
Hospital while in remand.
She will reappear in
court on October 23. DA
Congress of the People (COP) founder Win-
ston Dookeran said he prefers to await the ver-
dict of the population on the party s chances
in the October 21 local government elections.
He said, however, he felt the electoral chances
of the COP would be less than it was in 2007
There was some hope, though, in the contest
for the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation
since the issues of representation and action in
the community would give the COP a good chance
there, he said.
Commenting on the defection of COP members
to Jack Warner s Independent Liberal Party (ILP)
and a recent NACTA poll which said the local
government elections race was between the PNM
and the ILP, he said he was "surprised and some-
"There is clearly going to be division as members
go where they feel their electoral chances are bet-
ter."Dookeran said he expressed his views to party
leaders but had not been in daily discussion about
it with them since they were running the show.
He said while there may have been challenges
in the party, the philosophy of the COP remained
He added: "The political philosophy the COP
is now being embraced by all. As I listen to the
others parties, I think they are all trying to find
the centre point.
"Sometimes they do not have the guts to say
it s new politics. Sometimes, they say it s better
Dookeran said he did not agree with only the
UNC representing the coalition in the upcoming
Debates Commission debates between different
political parties. The COP s request to have a
member of its party participate was rejected.
He added: "The COP is a registered party and
the fact that it is a party in a coalition does not
mean it was not a party in its own right. It has
a right to be involved.
"To have the UNC represent the coalition meant
that the meaning of a coalition was not under-
Relating a television interview he heard with
the leader of one of the coalition parties in Israel,
Dookeran said he was asked to state what he
agreed and disagreed with and he openly respond-
"The nature of the word coalition has never
been fully appreciated here."
Asked to comment on his opinion of the Peo-
ple s Partnership coalition, Dookeran said he
thought they could have done better in creating
a reform agenda, in dealing with the issue of cor-
ruption and in trying to build a united political
But he said he saw it all as part of a growth
process and was not disappointed about the gen-
eral direction the PP was taking.
Commenting on the general political climate,
he said: "There s no doubt a space was opened
up for others to participate and there is a con-
tinuation of the move towards a change. Now
it s opened up to many different competitors.
"The COP has had to carry the burden of some
of that change and to some extent has not received
the credit it ought to have received."
Dookeran said he was not disturbed by the sit-
uation because it was all part of the process of
He said that process of change began even
before the birth of the COP in 2007.
"The world does not change overnight. It
changes over time," he added.
Mother killed in
Two days after escaping shooting...
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