Kidnap suspect held

By Joel Julien

AFTER running from the law for more than two weeks, the man suspected of kidnapping six-year-old Keyianna Noel was yesterday found by officers of the North Eastern Division task Force (NEDTF) walking along the Eastern Main Road in San Juan.

 The 33-year-old suspect was yesterday afternoon warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital (POSGH) with severe pain to his abdominal area, chest and head, the Express has learnt.

His speech was incoherent.

Attorney Fareed Ali, who is representing the suspect, could not say what caused his client’s condition.

On December 17, Keyianna was taken from her family’s Duncan Street, Port of Spain apartment by a relative who promised to buy her snacks.

A report was made to the Besson Street Police Station about Keyianna’s kidnapping.

On December 18, Keyianna was taken by the suspect to his sister’s house.

Keyianna was then dropped off on the Priority Bus Route (PBR) in Aranjuez.

Besson Street police officers went to the PBR in Aranjuez and took Keyianna to the police station. 

The suspect has been in hiding since.

Several times during his time in hiding the suspect signalled his intention to surrender to the police.

On all occasions he had a change of heart.

The suspect yesterday made contact with the officers of the NEDTF and signalled his intention to give himself up.

He seemed to change his mind again and switched off his cellphone.

Officers were able to narrow down his whereabouts.

Around 11 a.m. the suspect was seen walking along the Eastern Main Road in San Juan.

The team of NEDTF officers comprising Insp Roger Alexander, Sgt Cornelius Samuel and others detained the man.

He was taken to the Morvant Police Station.

Hours later he was transferred to the Besson Street Police Station.

The suspect is to be handed over to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

He was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital yesterday complaining of severe pain about his body.

Around 3.45 p.m. attorney Ali visited the suspect at the hospital.

Investigations are continuing.

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