Pomeroon kidnapped victim returns, faces police
The Essequibo boat builder who was kidnapped almost two weeks ago reported to the police at Suddie, yesterday morning.
The 44- year-old Fabian Gonsalves, accompanied by his wife, Philomena Gonsalves and other family members, was questioned by police ranks for almost 10 hours before being whisked away into a car.
He is fully co-operating with the police, the police officers said. A source close to the investigation said that Gonsalves gave a statement that his abductors released him a week after he was abducted. In the statement, Gonsalves related that three armed men abducted him and had placed him in a trawler, at an unknown location, somewhere in the Ocean. The three men, he reportedly told police, were armed with a shot gun and two rifles.
Fabian Gonsalves said that aboard the trawler he was kept in a locked cabin and under guard by two men armed with handguns.
About a week later, he said, two men came aboard and after scrutinising him, remarked that “this is not the man we want”.
He was kept on the vessel until yesterday, when he was taken aboard another boat and released at Tiger Beach in the Waini District.
With the assistance of a fishing crew of four men, he managed to reach Paradise Jib, Essequibo Coast, from where he travelled to his home at Hampton Court.
Fabian Gonsalves also stated that he was not ill-treated at anytime, nor was any ransom demanded during the incident.