Thursday, February 22, 2018

Top cop: Hope still in Asami case*

downtown tour: National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, centre, waves as he passes in front the Downtown Carnival judges during a walk through the capital city to monitor Carnival activities yesterday. At left is acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

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ONE year has passed since Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya was found murdered in the capital city, but so far, no one has been charged or even arrested in connection with the crime.
However, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Willi­ams stated yesterday his offi­cers have not given up on the case, adding “there is still hope” homicide detectives will make a breakthrough in the matter. Williams was speaking to reporters while he and Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon walked through the streets of Port of Spain to observe security arrangements that were put in place for the Carnival celebrations.
Williams said officers continue to receive information regarding the murder and were continuously working towards solving it. “We have not closed that investigation. We continue to pursue it and, as you would see in 2017, we have been solving crimes from 2015 and 2014 because the officers do not-stop investigating. As we get leads, we continue to pursue those leads to the point of completion by having persons prosecuted, so yes, there is still hope,” said Williams.

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