Bernadette Alexis, wife of Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis said yesterday that T&T was not the kind of nation where a Prime Minister would ever be assassinated because people were too passive.She was speaking during a telephone interview while returning from the Belmont Police Station where her husband was detained.Alexis, a former murder accused, has been detained under the Emergency Powers Regulations.Bernadette, however, said she did not believe this plot was true."It is a sad thing because we voted for her...Why would we plot to kill her when we put her in that position," she said.
She added that Persad-Bissessar was the "mother of the nation" and even if people were disgruntled about her policies, nobody would want to kill her."Look at how much nonsense Patrick Manning do and nobody plot to kill him," she said."Why would anybody plot to kill her...This is stupidness."In Trinidad, we don't have assassins and snipers...We will grumble but we won't kill."She said she was also worried about Alexis as he fell ill while in custody and was taken to Port-of-Spain General Hospital on Thursday.She said she went to drop food for Alexis at the Belmont Police Station around noon yesterday but was told he was taken to the Santa Rosa detention centre.
"Right now, I don't even know where that is and I am worried about him," Bernadette said.Meanwhile, Krystal Alexis, Robocop's daughter said she was upset because the Government was using her father in a political game.She denied that he was involved in any plot, saying the arrest had embarrassed her family. Speaking from the family's shop at Enterprise, Chaguanas, Krystal said many people in Enterprise were upset by the detention orders."People coming here and saying this is total craziness," she added.
Meanwhile, people who live near detainee Shane Crawford said they never knew much about him.Crawford has two addresses-Dass Branch Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas, and Balisier Road, Smithfield Lands, Wallerfield.At Dass Trace, residents said Crawford lived in an apartment and never mixed much.At Wallerfield, residents also said they did not know Crawford.