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T&T-based woman wants extradition
Five years after her son-in-law allegedly attempted to kill her, a Trinidad-based Guyanese woman has managed to track the man to Guyana, from where she is hoping he will be extradited to stand trial. Lileth Quamina, 67, told Stabroek News from her home at Patna Village, Diego Martin, Trinidad, that a random search online led her to learn of the whereabouts of Dwayne Estwick, whom she has accused of inflicting a beating on her that resulted in the loss of several teeth, damage to her lip and face and hospitalisation.
Estwick, who is married to Quamina’s daughter, was shot during a carjacking in February. According to a report carried by Stabroek News on February 7, 2014, Estwick, then 41, of Lot 1 Meadowbank, East Bank Demerara, was attacked and shot in the buttocks by two men posing as passengers, who later fled with his car.
When contacted, Crime Chief Leslie James said that the Trinidadian police had not yet made contact with him. He said that extradition will be on the cards once it is established that Estwick was indeed wanted in Trinidad. Stabroek News was able to make contact with Estwick, who admitted that Quamina was his mother-in-law but he said that he was unaware that he was wanted in Trinidad for attempting to kill her.
Asked whether he and his mother-in-law had any issues, the man responded in the negative. He asked Stabroek News to help him contact the woman. During a number of e-mail exchanges, Quamina provided Stabroek News with a copy of the police-issued wanted list, which was published in a May 2010 edition of the T&T Guardian newspaper. While it was not stated what Estwick was wanted for, it said that he was among people who “had information that is key to the current drive to reduce crime in our country.”
Quamina also provided a photograph of the man and the certificate of his marriage to her daughter. The woman, who is a native of Berbice, explained that she began living in Trinidad 38 years ago. She said that her daughter met Estwick there and they got married.
Quamina still bears the scars of the horrific attack on her on the night of September 23, 2009. Quamina explained that Estwick was very dear and close to her and she would have never expected him to attack. However, she became suspicious of him after money belonging to her husband went missing from her home.
According to Quamina, it was a relative who discovered Estwick’s misfortune in Guyana during a random Internet search and immediately contacted her. She said that when she discovered where he was, she was shocked. She added that this information has since been passed on to the police in Trinidad.