Murder witness slain
...gunned down day after friend shot dead
Jensen LaVende email@example.com
THIRTY-YEAR-OLD Makeeba Jordan was a housewife and a mother of five who, one day, before her murder, witnessed the shooting death of a friend.
Jordan, of Mahogany Trace, Bagatelle, Diego Martin, was shot dead on Tuesday night by men who police believe are connected to her friend, PH taxi driver Imtiaz Abdul, who was killed on Monday night near Pashley Street, Laventille.
According to the police, Abdul and Jordan had just left Beetham Gardens, where Jordan went to visit her father. When the two reached Pashley Street, around 10.30 p.m. Monday, they were fired upon.
Jordan managed to escape unharmed, while Abdul, who was driving his vehicle, died on the spot.
It is this, police and relatives believe, caused her death since she escaped the shooting unscathed and she may have been the one who “called the shot” on Abdul.
Jordan, the Express was informed, was robbed of her jewelry on Tuesday morning by gunmen who promised to return the items.
They returned around 10 p.m. under the guise of peace, having threatened Jordan earlier in the day.
Instead, she was shot nine times about the body, said her mother, who did not want to be identified by name.
According to police reports, Jordan, whose children range in ages from 15 to seven, was at home when she was called out. A short while later, gunshots were heard and Jordan was found bleeding between two homes on the same parcel of land. She died at the scene.
Her mother, who spoke with members of the media at the Forensic Science Centre, said that Makeeba, the third of her four children, was the third to “leave” her.
The grieving mother and grandmother lamented that her children seemed to be dying in the order of their births, leaving her with her last remaining child.
She added that up to midday yesterday, she was unsure whether two of her grandchildren, who live in Morvant, with their father, were aware of the tragedy and may have been at school like any ordinary day.
The matriarch of the family said the killers were “young and stupid” people who are not able to think before they act.
She said her daughter was not the type to set people up and had the killers taken the time to know and understood this, then her daughter would have been alive today.
Homicide detectives are continuing investigations into both killings.