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Stabbing victim to seek counselling

Friday, July 4, 2014
Stabbing victim Akil Thomas lies at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital yesterday recovering from injuries sustained during an attack on Sunday. PHOTO: RHONDOR DOWLAT

Stabbing victim Akil Thomas, 26, is expected to attend counselling sessions today. Thomas survived an attack on June 22 while at the Cocorite Fishing Depot. He was stabbed 13 times during a birthday lime at Cocorite Fishing Deport. He had gone there to meet a male friend he met on the social networking site Facebook. The man is believed to have lured Thomas to the area, where he was joined by a gang who robbed Thomas before stabbing him and leaving him for dead on the shore.


Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, Thomas, who was discharged from the Port-of-Spain General Hospital last weekend, said since the incident he had not been able to sleep. “Every time I close my eyes to sleep, I keep recounting the incident over and over in my head. It is a nightmare that never seems to have an end. I just want to get over this and live a normal life again. “In the interim, I will begin counselling sessions in an attempt to help me overcome this trauma. I am also keeping close to God and praying fervently.” Thomas is expected to accompany police to the scene of the crime as part of ongoing investigations. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.