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He was a man who loved life. He
tended to his vegetable crops daily
with loving care because they put
food on his table and provided the
income he needed to meet his daily
needs and "have a lime with his
friends." But on March 18, Bobbie
Francis, AKA Dragon, went miss-
His distraught sister, Lucyann
Joseph, sought help from Crime-
watch host Ian Alleyne to find her
brother. She said her brother had
$30,000 in cash on him on the day
he left home. He was seen liming
with a man whom he knew at the
Valencia Bar on March 17 and March
18, but after that he just disappeared.
His body was found ten days later
by a passer-by who said he picked
up a foul stench while walking along
Paria Road, Blanchisseuse. The man
told investigators that he saw a body
stuck in a tree over a precipice. An
autopsy showed that Francis was
strangled to death.
But his sister says she wants clo-
sure. She wants the police to find
her brother s killer or killers. She
also wants to know what happened
to the money her brother had on
him when he left home. She says
she checked with the bank and her
brother made no deposit.
Investigations into the murder
And imagine paying for a Range
Rover and being unable to get it
after two years. That s the situation
which Rishi Oulass finds himself
in.Rishi told Alleyne that he paid
Neil Sharma in 2012 for a Range
Rover, but to this day he has been
unable to get the car.
Sharma, who appeared on the set
alongside Rishi, defended himself,
though, telling Alleyne he in turn
paid Rishi, a mechanic, $3,500 to
fix his Volvo motorcar. However, he
said eight months later he has been
unable to get back his vehicle.
Sharma insisted that Rishi will
get his Range Rover when he "fix
meh car and return it." But the
problem with that, according to
Rishi, is that Sharma changed the
engine of the Volvo from turbo to
non-turbo. He said he advised
Sharma that he needs to get an
electrician to re-programme the
vehicle. But Sharma insisted that
Rishi is "talking rubbish." He said
unless his Volvo is fixed, Rishi will
not be getting his Range Rover any-
Priya Maharaj, alias Dolly, of Bho-
lai Trace, East Chase Village,
Chaguanas, left home on March 25
and is yet to return.
Her father, Premanand Maharaj,
believes she is with someone by the
name of Kerron Sahadeo, alias Din
Din. It is alleged that the pair are
Candice Westfield, of Barataria,
claims she paid Marlene Angeli, of
St Joseph, over $20,000 for a Car-
nival costume in August 2013. She
never got the costume and has been
unable to find Angeli.
The Office of the Prime Minister
agreed to assist Oba Thomas, of Pic-
ton, Laventille, after he and his seven
children, aged three to 14 years,
appeared on Crimewatch.
Thomas told Alleyne his wife left
him and their children on Carnival
Friday and has not returned home.
The children admitted to missing
their mother, 30-year-old Shilana
Broomes, and want her to return
The Office of the PM contacted
Alleyne during the show to say they
will render assistance to Thomas
and his children.
Daniel Wallen, of Barataria, had
told Alleyne his professional BMC
SLX Racer Bike, valued at US$4,000,
was stolen when he went to a pop-
ular Maraval mall on March 23.
Alleyne showed video footage of
the man who stole the bike. Two
days later the bike was found and
was taken to the St Joseph Police
Wallen thanked Alleyne for his
intervention, saying without him his
bike would have been returned.
According to Wallen, "that is per-
And Adesh Rampersad also
thanked Alleyne after he recovered
$35,000 from Neil Sharma, AKA
Sugars, for a blue Primera which
Sharma owed him for the vehicle.
The cheque payment was made one
day after Rampersad appeared on
Sister seeks some closure
Man robbed, killed, thrown over cliff
Neil Sharma, left, and Rishi Oulass argue things out with host Ian Alleyne trying
to assist during the show this week. Oulass says he paid Sharma for a Range
Rover two years ago but is yet to receive the vehicle.
Oba Thomas and his seven children on the Crimewatch set pleading for the return of Oba's wife, and the
children's mother, Shirlana Broomes. Broomes left home on February 28 and has not returned.
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