Six persons, including a woman, were charged for the murders of Kenny Wolfe and James Fergusson, which occurred on July 21 st in Tobago.
A seventh man was charged for possession of a stolen vehicle, a firearm, and ammunition.
All seven who ranged in ages 21 years to 34 years, were charged on July 31st following advice received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC.
Jason Caesar aka “Poi” for two counts of murder and possession of a firearm and ammunition
Anderson Belgrav aka “Skull” for two counts of murder
Treston Reno aka “Yankee” for two counts of murder, possession of firearm and possession of ammunition
Denzil Turpin for two counts of murder.
Nicholas Cowan aka “Bulls” for two counts of murder
Gilisa Bonas for two counts of murder and possession of marijuana.
Kervis Taylor aka “Shotter” was charged for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.
According to police reports, the victims 35-year-old Mr. Wolfe, an electrician, who lived in Golden Lane, and 23- year old Mr. Fergusson, unemployed who lived at Bacolet, were driving in a vehicle along St Cecelia Road, Tobago, when another vehicle, driving in the opposite direction and bearing false number plate collided with their vehicle.
Two men exited the vehicle and fired shots at Wolfe and Fergusson following which they escaped in an AQUA vehicle.
The police were contacted and upon their arrival they found Wolfe and Fergusson down a precipice off St Cecelia Road, Concordia, Tobago.
They were already dead. An exercise was spearheaded by Ag W/Supt Suzette Martin, of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (H.B.I), Sgt. Mark Hernandez, of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), the Tobago Division, Special Investigations Unit, Cyber Social Media Unit (CSMU) Research Analytical Unit (RAU), and the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard (TTAG).
Charges were laid by W/Sgt. Sylvester, of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, while investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Sean Dhilpaul, HBI Region 2.
The seven accused appeared before Magistrate Joanne Connor at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Virtual First Court on August 3rd and the matters were postponed to September 1st.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Mc Donald Jacob said the arrests of the seven persons followed extensive investigations by various sections/units in the TTPS.
He pointed out there has been a drastic increase in murders being solved as a result of a new approach in the use of technology as directed by Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.
Mr. Jacob said apart from the increase in detection, there has been 55 murders less this year than over the corresponding period in 2019. He also revealed there has been an overall 25 percent decrease in serious crimes.