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The second man killed by police
in a shootout in Couva last Thursday
has been identified as 28-year-old
He and Beresford Assoon were
killed at McBean Village, Couva.
Assoon, 28, of Sangre Grande, and
Bernard, 28, of La Horquetta, had
moments earlier robbed a woman of
her Nissan Navarra at Roystonia,
Police were called and the robbers
crashed the van before escaping in a
Around 9.40 pm they were cor-
nered at McBean Village and tried to
escape by running into a bush. They
were pursued and shot. One man
Police said Assoon was the leader
of a car-stealing ring which targeted
He was accused in the kidnapping
of Keina Calliste, the daughter of
calypsonian Leroy "Black Stalin" Cal-
liste, in February 2011.
He was also accused of robbing
Calliste of her $65,000 silver Nissan
Almera, $500 cellular phone, a laptop,
$1,000 in cash, identification and
He was also accused of robbing
Kashma Maraj of her $75,000 silver
Toyota Corolla, $2,000 cellular
phone, $1,000 and ID documents at
Mon Repos, San Fernando, the year
Last year he was accused of rob-
bing another woman of her car and
A relative of Bernard yesterday told
the media at the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, she was surprised
he would be involved in car theft
since he could not drive.
The autopsies on both men, done
by Dr Valery Alexandrov, showed they
had been shot multiple times and
were shot while facing the police.
Police ID other man killed in shootout
A security guard who alleged-
ly raped his colleague on her
first day at work at the Univer-
sity of the West Indies, St
Augustine Campus, was granted
$75,000 bail yesterday when he
appeared before a Tunapuna
Ferdinand Joseph, an estate
corporal of New Order Security
Company was granted bail by
magistrate Siumungal Ramsaran
after appearing in court charged
with raping his colleague on
It is alleged that Joseph forced
his victim in a security booth
where he assaulted her.
Joseph was ordered to return
to court on September 15.
JENSEN LA VENDE
A former national and West
Indies cricketer was granted
$300,000 bail yesterday when
he appeared in court charged
The 38-year-old appeared
before magistrate Siumungal
Ramsaran charged with the
offence allegedly committed
against his 12-year-old daughter
on July 8.
The man cannot be named
because to name him would
identify the alleged victim, in
contravention of the Sexual
The cricketer, who was rep-
resented by attorney Ken Wright,
was given a cash alternative to
bail in the sum of $150,000 and
had to surrender his passport.
When the matter was called
just after lunch at the Tunapuna
Second Magistrates Court, the
courtroom was cleared as the
charge was read out to him.
The media were told afterward
that Wright had asked for his
client to be given his own bail
which meant he would just have
to sign a document promising
to return to court on every occa-
sion the case is called.
Prosecutor Sgt Trivelle Petti
objected, citing the seriousness
of the offence.
Petti also asked for the man,
who also has a coaching licence,
to surrender his passport as he
was believed to be a flight risk.
The case was adjourned to Sep-
According to police reports the
man s daughter told her mother
she was at home with her father
when he forced himself on her.
The incident was reported to
the police and he was charged
by WPC Veronica Williams.
Bail for former
on incest charge
UWI guard on rape charge
A private security firm which employed a guard accused of
raping his colleague at the St Augustine Campus of the University
of the West Indies has been fired.
In a release yesterday, UWI said the administration was aware
of and regretted the August 11 incident.
The guard appeared before a Tunapuna magistrate yesterday
charged with sexually assaulting a female security guard
employed by the same firm.
The release said the services of the firm had been terminated
and measures put in place to review the contracts of all other
security firms currently contracted, as well as their personnel
assigned to campus facilities.
The release said the campus' senior leadership took the safety
and security of UWI's staff, students and visitors to the campus
seriously and the university was supporting the police in their
SECURITY FIRM FIRED
Anna Smith performs an African Dance during the T&TEC's Emancipation
Queen Pageant 2014 at Centre of Excellence, Macoya, on Sunday.
PHOTO: DARREN RAMPERSAD
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