Natoo’s daughter kidnapped – caller demands $40M
A massive search has been launched to locate 21-year old Roreema Dookie who was abducted on Thomas Street around 20:00 hours last night.
The woman, who is the daughter of popular bar owner, Beharry Dookie called Natoo of Lamaha and Pike Street, Kitty, was taken at gunpoint by three men and bundled into a car just after she left classes at the Business School.
At the time of her abduction, she was with her boyfriend, Jewel Oudkerk of Annandale, East Coast Demerara.
Reports reaching this newspaper stated that the couple was in Oudkerk’s car outside the school when a dark coloured Toyota 212 motorcar pulled up alongside.
Three men emerged from the car and two of them went straight to Oudkerk’s side of the vehicle.
They dragged him from the vehicle and dealt him several lashes to his head, rendering him semi-conscious.
Another gunman who had proceeded to the other side of the car held the young woman at gunpoint and forced her into their waiting Toyota.
With Oudkerk helpless on the ground, all of the men re-entered their car and sped away.
Oudkerk subsequently made his way to the Georgetown Hospital where he received treatment for injuries he sustained to his head.
He was subsequently detained at the Kitty Police Station.
News of the abduction quickly spread and the abducted woman’s relatives were informed.
Several senior police ranks were alerted and they converged on the home of the abducted woman from where they launched their investigations.
Kaieteur News understands that at about 22:00 hours, telephone calls were made from the abducted woman cell phone to her parents and during one of the calls a demand was reportedly made for $40M.
When this newspaper arrived at the Kitty bar, Beharry Dookie was seen pacing up and down with two cordless phones in his hands.
From time to time he would stop and speak to detectives who were present at the home, which houses a popular ‘watering hole’ in the bottom flat.
Speaking to the media last night, the distraught father said that he received a telephone call from the police at around 20:10 hours and was told that three persons in a car took his daughter away.
“All I want to say is that I really love my daughter and really want her back and I need you media people to assist me,” Dookie said, trying to hold back tears from streaming down his face.
He confirmed that his daughter who returned from overseas two days ago had just left classes and her boyfriend went to pick her up.
Dookie’s bar was the scene of a brutal attack in which four persons were killed on September 25, 2003 after gunmen walked in and opened fire indiscriminately with assault rifles.
Those killed were Gavin Narine, Joy Arjune, Lloyd Singh and a Custom’s Broker, while close to a dozen persons were injured including the then Director of Public Prosecutions Dennis Hanoman Singh.