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He s a popular electrician in
Coalmine, Sangre Grande, who is
sought after by many from ordi-
nary folk to business people, doc-
tors and lawyers.
But it seems that electrician Vish-
nu Singh is known for more than
his electrical work. Guests and callers
to the Crimewatch show alleged that
they paid Singh to do electrical work
but it never got done and they never
got back their money.
Sherry Khan, of Coalmine, Sangre
Grande, alleged she paid Singh
$5,500 to install a security camera
at the front of her home in Septem-
ber last year. She told Crimewatch
host Ian Alleyne that Singh came
to her home, looked at her panel
box and told her he needed to change
the panel box. He also told her she
would have to re-wire her home,
since "the electrical work was done
badly and could cause her home to
Singh would return some days
later, when Khan said he broke a
wall in her home to start the work.
But Khan said that was the last she
saw of him. She claims she kept
calling him to finish the work, but
this proved futile. He allegedly told
her he was "sick" and then she
alleged he started threatening her
and her family.
Khan said because of Singh she
and her family had "one of the worst
Christmases ever" last year.
Khan told Ian she and her family
reported the threats made by Singh
to the police. She produced docu-
ments to show that the report was
actually made. But she claimed
Singh continues to threaten them.
Michael Williams, of Shivan Drive,
Sangre Grande, also told Ian that he
paid Singh $3,700 for electrical work
at his home, but it was never done.
Both Khan and Williams told Ian
all they want is their money back.
But Singh, who agreed to appear
on the Crimewatch show this week,
told Ian that the allegations against
him were untrue.
He was joined on set by Khan and
Williams who provided Ian with
receipts which he signed for the
monies he received from them. But
Singh insisted he never signed the
receipts and the signature was not
his.Ian then asked him to see both
his driving permit and ID card. The
signatures on both official docu-
ments bore a striking similarity to
the signatures on the receipts. But
Singh held fast to his position, telling
Ian, "Let us go to court to prove
that is my signature."
Singh claimed that there is anoth-
er contractor with the same name
who is responsible.
But the studio lines soon lit up
with callers recounting similar stories
to that of Khan and Williams.
Dr Ocono, of Sangre Grande,
called in to the show telling Ian that
he paid Singh to install a security
camera in his office last year.
According to Ocono, Singh took the
money and never showed up to do
Another "victim", Krishna
Maharaj, told Alleyne Singh owed
him $3,000 for lighting fixtures
which he took. Singh has not paid
the money to date. When asked
about this, Singh admitted that he
took the fixtures.
Another caller, Gabriel Garcia,
told Alleyne he paid Singh $16,000
over two years ago. He said he had
contracted Singh to rewire his home.
The money was paid over time, since
according to him Singh kept saying
he needed money to buy material
for the work. However, nothing was
Singh admitted that he knew the
callers and that he had promised to
do work for them. Asked why he
did not do the work which he was
contracted to do, he did not respond
and simply shrugged his shoulders.
But he could give no undertaking
as to when the outstanding monies
owed to the clients would be paid.
Already, some of those clients who
paid Singh have filed official com-
plaints with the police. Our last
check showed that Singh had gone
to Tobago and none of his clients
had been paid.
Alleyne described the situation
involving Singh as "sad". He said
Singh has "made it bad for hard
working electricians." His warning
to the public was simply be careful
of the people you hire to do work,
you work hard for your money, check
who you are giving it to."
static in S/Grande
Upset clients confront electrician Vishnu Singh on the Crimewatch set.
Electrician Vishnu Singh fields
questions from Crimewatch host
The parents of Nicole Jaggan, of
Suchit Trace, Penal, are appealing to
anyone with information on their
daughter to contact them at 770-
7731 or 473-3947.
Jaggan has been missing since
Alleyne is also looking for the lone
bandit who broke into the We Want
Child Care Centre on Rushworth
Street, San Fernando. A television,
laptop and a DVD player were
Jeffrey Smith was reunited this
week with his daughters, one aged
12 and the other 16, who went
missing on Sunday. Hours after the
Smith appeared on Crimewatch the
two girls were dropped off at the
Cunupia Police Station.
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