Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Reward in death of Seetahal


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PORT OF SPAIN – A TT$1 million (Barbados $313 000) reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the murder of attorney Dana Seetahal.
At about 12:05 a.m. senior counsel Seetahal was in her Volkswagen SUV proceeding north along Hamilton-Holder street, Woodbrook when she was shot and killed.
Two vehicles pulled alongside her causing her to come to a stop. One of the vehicles, a Nissan Wingroad, drove ahead a short distance and pulled across the road, blocking it. The other vehicle, which was described as a panel van, pulled alongside and the occupants of that vehicle pulled out their firearms and opened fire on the SUV. The two vehicles then sped off.
Police suspect because of the nature of the incident it was a “hit” arising out of the Seetahal’s involvement in the Vindra Naipaul-Coolman case.
Naipaul-Coolman, the former Xtra Foods chief executive officer, was abducted from her Lange Park, Chaguanas, home, on December 19 and murdered at a house in La Puerta, Diego Martin, on December 28. She was dismembered with an electric saw, and kidnappers placed her body parts in four garbage bags before disposing of them.
Security is now being provided to the judge and several attorneys involved in the Naipaul-Coolman murder trial.
The trial, expected to resume tomorrow, began two months ago in the Hall of Justice Port of Spain and is being heard by Justice Malcolm Holdip. Seetahal was one of the prosecutors along with senior counsels Israel Khan and Gilbert Peterson, and attorneys Joy Balkaran and Kelly Thompson. 
The Express has been told that security is now being provided for Khan, Peterson and Justice Holdip.
The twelve accused have 21 defence attorneys. (Express/SAT)


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