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SRP among 3 held for abduction

Published: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

A Special Reserve Police (SRP) officer among four men in police custody as police investigators probe the abduction a 21 year old Diego Martin man on Saturday.

The victim, identified as Nicholas Juman, managed to escape his attackers and made his way to a nearby police station.

The four suspects were arrested in Belmont following the incident which was caught on video in which Juman is seen being beaten and shoved into a white motorcar. The incident was reportedly videotaped by his friends who were at the car park of the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre.

In the video Juman is seen struggles with his abductors as they attempted to shove him into the trunk of a vehicle on the Lady Young Road.

Several vehicles passed but none of the drivers stopped to render assistance.

Juman, of Diego Martin Main Road, in Diego Martin, was the first person abducted in this country’s for 2018

They said quick thinking on his part led to his escape and the subsequent capture of his abductors.

According to reports, Juman was leaving the Hilton around 11 pm Saturday and as he was about to enter his friend’s vehicle a white Suzuki motorcar with four men pulled up and told him it was a hold-up.

Eyewitnesses said Juman immediately ran down the hill and onto the Lady Young Road where he was cornered. Video footage shows four men bundling him into the trunk of a vehicle.

But as the men drove off and began making their way around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Juman kicked his way out of the trunk, jumped out the moving vehicle, freeing himself near a night club. Despite receiving several injuries, he made his way to the Belmont Police Station.

Police said an All Points Bulletin was issued and officers from the Port- of- Spain Division Task Force and CID responded.

The police intercepted the vehicle on Hermitage Road in Belmont with the four suspects.

The four, including the 24- year- old SRP of Arima were taken into custody. The other men are said to be from Arima, D’Abadie and Aranguez.

Juman was taken to the Port- of- Spain General Hospital for treatment.

Police said the suspect face charges of kidnapping, robbery with violence and false imprisonment.

Head of Port- of-Spain CID acting Senior Supt Ajith Persad is heading the investigation.