Tuesday, July 20, 2004

TT: Bakr bound for trial for murder

JAMAAT AL MUSLIMEEN leader Yasin Abu Bakr was yesterday committed to stand trial at the High Court on a charge of conspiracy to murder. Bakr stood still in the dock at the Port-of-Spain Fourth Magistrates’ Court as Chief Magistrate Sherman Mc Nicolls  ruled that a prima facie case had been made out against the Muslimeen leader. After ordering that Bakr  stand trial, Mc Nicolls then placed him on $250,000 bail with a surety. Mc Nicolls then named one of Bakr’s wives, Indrani Maria Maharaj, of Long Circular, Maraval, as the surety. Bakr, 63, is charged with conspiring with David ‘Buffy’ Millard and others to murder expelled Jamaat members Salim Rasheed and Zaki Aubaidah on June 4, 2003 at Citrine Drive, Diamond Vale, Diego Martin. Millard was never arrested and is said to be living abroad.
I hope they convict him and hang him. Let him pay for this life as he didn't for the lives he took in that attempted coup in 1990.

Note that TT appears to allow polygamy -- however, given that a woman may be described as a man's "wife," even without benefit of marriage, it may not be officially sanctioned polygamy.


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