Sunday 18 August, 2019

No bail for tree cutter after shooting in Tobago

A Union Village man was denied bail and remanded into custody after appearing before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with shooting with intent against a 27-year-old man, which occurred on August 5.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, 28-year-old Akeem Seaforth, a tree-cutter of Graham Trace, Union Village, appeared before Magistrate Brian Debideen, in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday August 8.

Seaforth was also charged with possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm to endanger life, possession of ammunition to endanger life and discharging a firearm in a public road.

The matter was adjourned to Wednesday 5th September, 2018.

According to reports, the victim, of Back Hill, Whim, was at his home around 5:00 am when he observed a blue Nissan Bluebird Sylphy motor vehicle parked outside.

Two armed men who were known to the victim proceeded to fire several shots at him before driving away.

Seaforth was arrested on August 7 and subsequently charged by PC Rustem Balfour, of the Scarborough Criminal Investigations Department, on the same date.

Enquiries are continuing.

 

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