Sunday 18 November, 2018

Police: No ransom paid for kidnap victim

Police emphasize that despite any media reports to the contrary, relatives of kidnap victim Kenny Soogrim did not pay any ransom.

Soogrim, a father of two, was kidnapped from his home at Union Road, La Brea, at about 3:00 am on Monday by two men who were pretending to be police officers.

The kidnappers had made a demand of US$50,000 for Soogrim’s safe return.

However, relatives opted to notify the police, and on Wednesday, Soogrim was safely recovered in an abandoned shack off Ocean Sand Road, Mayaro.

He was handcuffed, and bruised, but in good health.

No money was paid.

Soogrim was taken for a medical check-up at the Mayaro District Health Facility and has since been reunited with his family.

He told police and his relatives that he believed God was on his side and had kept him safe during his ordeal, however, he was still traumatised by the incident.

Up to late Thursday, the two suspects who police were searching for in relation to this incident have yet to be found.

More on this as it becomes available.


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