Friday, December 15, 2017

$170,000 taken in robbery:2 detectives to go on trial

TWO detectives, who once formed part of an elite anti-crime unit at the Tunapuna Police Station, have been committed to stand trial for the 2008 robbery of a businessman.

Corporal Nirmal Ramjattan and Constable Kipson Wynn were last Friday committed to stand trial at the next sitting of the Port of Spain Assizes for the robbery of Tunapuna bakery owner Horace Seedansingh.

The ruling was made by Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John at the Tunapuna Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Ramjattan and Wynn are alleged to have beaten and robbed Seedansingh of more than $170,000 in cash and valuables on April 6, 2008.

The officers will have to appear before a judge and jury in the High Court to determine their guilt in the heist which saw Seedansingh being robbed of $90,000 cash, a Nissan Almera registration number PCH 595 valued at $70,000 and a cellular phone valued at $1,100, among other items.

The duo with more than 17 years service between them—Ramjattan,12 , and Wynn, five—have been on suspension since their first court appearance in June 2008.

Bail in the amount of $200,000 was granted to each of the men by Forde-John.

Rajiv Persad represented Ramjattan while Wynn was represented by Yaseen Ali.