Sunday 15 December, 2019

CoP: 'Dole' was person of interest in fishermen's deaths

There is a possibility that Akani 'Dole' Adams may have been involved in an attack at sea which left four fishermen dead and three still missing at sea. 

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said Adams, who was killed alongside another man known only as 'Bull', during an incident in Sea Lots on Thursday, was a person of interest in connection with the attack on Carli Bay fishermen which took place on Monday night. 

Adams and 'Bull' were killed by Special Operations Response Team (SORT) officers during an altercation on Thursday.

Videos shared online showed angry residents as police officers asserted a heavy presence to maintain peace. 


Griffith said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is also investigating whether the incident involving the Carli Bay fishermen may have been connected to the Thursday morning murder of Vaughn 'Sandman' Mieres, his wife Lite Mieres, and two other men. 

"We are investigating that possibility. But the person killed by police in Sea Lots was the main suspect in relation to directing the crime involving the fishermen."

Up to Friday morning, three fishermen - Alex Sooknanan, 18, Justin Kissoon, 19, and Jason "Trevor" Baptiste, 30, remained missing at sea. 

Over the course of days, the bodies of Brandon "Curry" Kissoon, 21, Shiva "Aries" Ramdeo, 27, Anand Rampersad, 39, and Leslie De Boulet, were found in the waters off Point Fortin, Cedros, and La Brea. 

Marks of violence were found on Rampersad's body, according to reports. 

Police carried out several exercises in the Sea Lots area between Thursday night and Friday morning. 

Investigations are continuing.

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