…execution was planned for Le Repentir Cemetery
An Albouystown man is afraid of becoming the next police shooting victim following what he described as a near death experience with a few ranks of the Force.
Ronald Kissoon, 29, of James Street, Albouystown, spoke of being forced into a car at gunpoint and taken to Le Repentir Cemetery where he was beaten and threatened with death because according to his abductors, he was linked to three teenagers who were gunned down by police two Saturdays ago.
Following the alleged ordeal, Kissoon was detained at the Brickdam lock-ups for six days to hide the wounds he received. He was only released yesterday.
Recounting the incident, Kissoon recalled that he had left the wake of one of the slain teenagers and was heading home with his girlfriend, his mother, sister and three other persons when a heavily tinted white Toyota 192 bearing licence plate PPP 8444, pulled up alongside them.
He said that two police ranks in plainclothes and known to him emerged and pointed their guns at him, while ordering him into the car. One of the policemen he said goes by the alias “Assassin”.
“They come and holler ‘Don’t run or we gon kill you,’” Kissoon claimed.
When Kissoon’s girl friend, Adika Jabbar, began objecting vociferously, one of the policemen reportedly turned his gun towards her.
Jabbar said that when the car pulled up alongside them, her first thought was that the occupants were gunmen.
“One had de gun to he face and de other point a gun in he chest. I look at de licence plate and I try fuh tek it off because I thought it was a fake, but it don’t coming off. They look like thief; They look like criminals,”
She said that when she enquired from the men where they were taking her fiancé, one of them put a gun to her face and ordered her to back off.
It was not until she raised her voice demanding to know who the men were, that one of them flashed his badge and identified himself as a policeman.
Eventually, despite the protestations of other eyewitnesses, Kissoon was bundled into the car and taken to Le Repentir Cemetery.
“They throw me down and start beating me all over me body with gun. Dem asking me wheh some shotgun deh,” Kissoon related. According to Kissoon, the cops told him that they had killed the three bandits and he would suffer the same fate.
He said that the police accused him being the driver of the car that had transported the now dead Jermaine Canterbury, 21, called “Chow”;Mark Anthony Joseph, 19, called “Two Grand” and Mario Gouveia, also 19, all from Albouystown.
“Dem tell me that they gon kill me so dat I can’t talk about wha happen,” Kissoon said. The man told this newspaper that the cops told him that they were paid to kill him.
Kissoon told this newspaper that the cops took out a gun from a black bag and planted it in his waist and told him to run.
“I start holler fuh murder and people who driving past de cemetery see and come up and start watching. The police dem put me back in de car and carry me straight to Brickdam Police Station. Dem say I is de target and dey gon kill me,” Kissoon claimed.
He remained in the lock-ups without the police telling him anything. He was not placed on an identification parade.
Kissoon believes that if his girlfriend and the other persons who were with him and could not identify the cops who arrested him, he would have been dead.
He said that although he is a resident of Albouystown, he is no close associate of the bandits who were killed outside the K&VC hotel.
However, he was previously charged for robbery under arms for which he was not convicted.
After spending six days in the lock-ups Kissoon was released upon the intervention of an Inspector of Police who was described as “very nice”.
“He say be very careful,” Jabar said.
“I get a child fuh he (Kissoon) and me ain’t able fuh he turn up dead because of dem and they stupidness,” she added.
Attorney Adrian Thompson, who was contacted by Kissoon’s relatives during his incarceration, told this newspaper that he began making enquiries on Friday.
“After making some enquiries, I was told that he may have been the person who drove away a white car from the scene,” the lawyer said.
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