Murder Case Against Trinidad And Tobago`s Abu Bakr Dropped


CaribWorldNews, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Oct. 22, 2010: A charge of murder was yesterday dismissed against Yasin Abu Bakr, the man who led the Jamaat al Muslimeen to stage a deadly coup 20 years ago.

Bakr was on Thursday freed of the charge of murdering 22-year-old mechanic Ishmael Sammy, who was dragged out of his home by masked men and shot in 1998.

Chief Magistrate, Marcia Ayers-Caesar dismissed the case after T&T`s Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, submitted a notice of discontinuance to the court.

Gaspard made the submission after finding that evidence against Bakr and associate Brent Miller was `negligible` or nil.

Bakr was ordered to be charged by Coroner, Nalini Singh, after an inquest which lasted one year.
Bakr told reporters that the murder charge filed against him was a `travesty of justice.`

`The police concocted this story and I want the police commissioner to investigate this matter,` Bakr said outside the magistrate`s court in Port-of-Spain after the dismissal.


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