Police Constable Anil Randy Gooding

Police Constable Anil Randy Gooding appeared before an Arima Magistrate today and was charged with the murder of Yasin Abdul Richardson, aka ‘Ghost’. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

A Police Constable, last attached to the Cumuto Police Station, has appeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with the 2018 murder of Yasin Abdul Richardson.

No. 19658 PC Anil Randy Gooding, 30, was charged with the offence, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Monday 4th October, 2021.

He appeared virtually before Magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw, at the Arima Magistrates’ Court, today, Tuesday 5th October, 2021 and the matter was postponed to November 2nd 2021.

Yasin Abdul Richardson, aka ‘Ghost’, 22, of Wallerfield, Arima, was allegedly killed in a police-involved shooting incident in Arima on Saturday 23rd June, 2018.

Investigations were supervised by Supt. (Ag.) Dhillpaul and Insp. Chattie, who were previously attached to Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2.

The accused was arrested by Insp. Maharaj of HBI Region 3, in Arima, on Monday 4th October, 2021 and charged with the offence on that same date.