Sunday 18 August, 2019

Four men in court for sacrilege

Four men were expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on Thursday, charged with sacrilege against the San Fernando Church of the Nazarene. 

The group was arrested on Tuesday shortly after the incident. 

Justin Ali, 19, of Hamilton Drive, Couva; Kellon Parris, 21, of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando; Jason Teesdale, 25, of Circular Road, San Fernando and Akini Friday, 30, of Manahambre Road, Ste. Madeleine, were arrested by officers of the Mon Repos, shortly after the alleged incident.

Officers of the Fraud Squad were conducting enquiries in San Fernando area around 11:30 am on the same day, when they observed a group of men leaving the church with electronic items.

The items were being loaded into a white Nissan Wingroad, parked along Circular Road. The officers spotted a hole in the western side of the church and subsequently arrested the suspects and conveyed them to the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for questioning.

The items were later identified as property of the church, leading to the men being charged for the offence of sacrilege. All items were recovered. Investigations were supervised by Cpl. Roger Nanan and charges were laid by PC Amir Ali, both attached to the Mon Repos CID.

 

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