After falsely imprisoning and robbing a 51-year-old man last week, three police officers are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, to answer to charges arising from the incident.
No.13655 Sgt. (Ag.) RAMGOOLAN DEOSARAN, 44, with 22 years’ service; No. 17991 PC INSHAN KHAN, 32, with 10 years’ service; and No. 17779 PC ANTON SAMSON, 38, with 9 years’ service, all last attached to the Chaguanas Robbery Squad, were charged on Wednesday 10th June, 2019.
The officers were charged following an incident which allegedly occurred on Thursday 6th June, 2019, in the Chaguanas area. The victim, a businessman of the Central Division, made arrangements to purchase a motor vehicle from a man on the said date. However, upon arrival at the set location, the victim was approached by three men armed with a firearm, who demanded TT$50,000, from him and kept him there against his will. The victim was then forced to make a number of phone calls to associates requesting money to secure his release. The suspects were able to obtain TT$35,000, before releasing the victim.
A report was made to the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB), which led to an investigation being led by ACP (Ag.) Totaram Dookhie.
Deosaran, Khan and Samson were jointly charged with misbehavior in public office for assault with intent to rob and false imprisonment. Deosaran was additionally charged with misbehavior in public office for demanding TT$50,000 by menace and obstructing an officer whilst performing his duties. All charges were laid by Sgt. Grey, of the PSB, following advice received by the Director of Public Prosecution Roger Gaspard, SC.
During the course of the investigation, PSB officers also discovered three firearms, one air pistol, 70 rounds of ammunition, 28 packages of marijuana, a quantity of cocaine and a quantity of cash, hidden in the ceiling of the Chaguanas Police Station.
Enquiries are still ongoing into the discovery of the items.