Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 15th 2014 Contents It was a murder which rocked
the quiet community of Milton Vil-
lage in Couva, when WASA con-
tractor Howard Lalloo was found
slumped in his car with a gunshot
to the head.
Police investigating the crime had
little to work with.
Lalloo s cell phone had been
stolen. An employee told investiga-
tors he was talking to Lalloo on his
cellphone when suddenly the phone
Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne
went to Lalloo s La Romain home
and spoke with relatives, who told
him that Lalloo was not just a con-
tractor but also a moneylender.
Apparently, he had lent someone
who was trying to get a government
contract the sum of $180,000 and
he was to collect just over $200,000
Lalloo got a call on the evening
of Monday, February 10, telling him
to meet the man who borrowed the
money in Milton Village, Couva, to
collect the cash.
No alarm bells went off: Lalloo
simply told someone he was with
at the time that he was going to Mil-
ton to collect something.
Milton is a tiny village in Couva
just off the Rivulet Road, which takes
you to the Point Lisas Industrial
Estate. It s a quiet farming commu-
nity surrounded by old canefields.
Relatives admitted to Alleyne that
Lalloo was a moneylender, but could
not say who he had loaned the
money to, nor did he tell them he
was going to collect cash.
Stricken with grief, his mother
screamed when Alleyne arrived at
their home, telling him: "Mr Alleyne,
they kill meh son. Oh God, meh son
Lalloo s relatives consoled each
other, describing him as hardwork-
ing, quiet and simple.
Assistant Supt in charge of crime
in the Central Division Johnny Abra-
ham told us: "The police have no
information on Lalloo being a mon-
He said their investigation was
ongoing. But Abraham said he
believed Lalloo s killing "was a hit."
He pointed to "the way the car was
parked at the side of the road." The
other clue, he said, is the way Lalloo
was killed. He was shot twice in the
left side of his head at point-blank
range. Investigators believe that there
was someone in the passenger seat
of the car, and that person may hold
the clue as to who killed Lalloo.
Abraham would not say whether
Lalloo s cellphone had been recov-
ered, telling us, "I don t want to
compromise the investigation at this
Alleyne has promised to get to the
bottom of what he calls "this sense-
less killing." He said he has infor-
mation that a white Toyota was
parked alongside Lalloo s on the day
he was killed on the lonely Milton
He is asking anyone from the Mil-
ton area or anyone with information
to come forward and assist in solving
Worry over missing student
Grief-stricken mother Vicki Bha-
ganwandass-Jaggan came to the
Crime Watch studio on February 11
hoping that host Ian Alleyne could
help her find her 18-year-old daugh-
ter Nicole Jaggan, who had gone
missing the day before.
Nicole, a student at Omatie s
Cosmetology School in San Fernan-
do, left her Suchit Trace, Penal home
on Monday morning, but has not
been seen or heard from since.
Her mother was overcome and
had great difficulty speaking as she
related to Alleyne that she was very
protective of her children and went
to great pains to ensure their safety.
Her daughter, she said, had only
recently started travelling on her
In tears, Mrs Bhagwandass-Jaggan
told Alleyne that she would normally
wait with her daughter at the junc-
tion of Suchit Road and see her get
into a taxi before returning to their
nearby home. However, she said on
the morning of February 10 she was
not feeling well and walked with her
to the junction but did not wait with
Mrs Bhagwandass-Jaggan said it
was a daily routine for her to call
her children between 2 and 3 pm to
ensure that they were okay. She said
she made several calls to Nicole s
cellphone but got no response.
She and her husband went
through Nicole s Facebook account
and contacted a male friend, but he
told them he did not know where
Nicole was. They eventually went
to his home and with the permission
of his mother searched the friend s
house but Nicole was not there.
Nothing was missing from Nicole s
room. Her parents made a report to
the Penal Police Station and by
week s end the Anti-Kidnapping
Squad got involved in the search.
But up to yesterday Nicole s parents
confirmed they had heard nothing
Nicole was last seen wearing a red
jacket, blue jeans and slippers and
was carrying a white floral hand-
Alleyne said from his investigation
a taxi driver recalls dropping Nicole
off in San Fernando, but he was
unable to say more.
Flyers with Nicole s picture and
numbers to call have been posted in
San Fernando and Penal.
Meanwhile, Alleyne is appealing
with anyone with information on
Nicole s whereabouts to call 770-
7731, 473-3947 or his cell, 290-
Cops believe it was a hit
No arrests in WASA contractor's murder
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, February 15, 2014
DMO and Homicide officers view the body WASA contractor Howard Lalloo
(inset) in his black Toyota Prado Land Cruiser along Milton Road, Couva,
earlier this week. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
Crime Watch successes:
Shelly Ann Narcis thanks
Alleyne for the safe return of
her daughter, 11-year-old Azie
Moses. The child had been
missing since February 8, but
returned home shortly after her
mother appeared on Crime
Labourer Steve Felix finally
got the $4,700 payment he had
been promised by Charmaine
Ramlal for painting her house.
He appeared on Crime Watch
telling Alleyne she had
contracted him in November
last year to paint her house, but
he had been getting a
runaround for his money.
Ramlal paid the money the day
after Felix appeared on Crime
Ian Alleyne also alerted the
Inter-Agency Task Force to a
man selling marijuana in
Building 15 in Maloney.
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