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ELYSSIA BABB

RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

A Special Reserve Police officer and two of her relatives are to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Monday jointly charged with three offences arising out of an incident that occurred on November 11.

According to a release issued by the T&T Police Service on Saturday afternoon, SRP Elyssia Babb, Felicia Stephenson and Cheron Babb were charged following a report of a kidnapping.

It said the three were charged as follows:

No. 8017 Woman Special Reserves Police Officer Elyssia Babb, last assigned to the Northern Division, was charged with kidnapping and robbery with aggravation.

Felicia Stephenson, of Lisa Gardens, Couva, was charged with kidnapping, robbery with aggravation and common assault

Cheron Babb, of Redhill, D’abadie, was charged with kidnapping and robbery with aggravation.

According to a police report, on November 11, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly picked up at her home by a woman, her cousin and her brother. The 35-year-old woman was to be dropped off at a hairdresser in Arima. However, while en route, it is alleged that she was given a substance to drink which rendered her unconscious. The woman awoke sometime at about 4 am on November 12 in a bushy area in the Matura district. She received assistance and was taken to a medical institution for care.

The TTPS release said the trio was arrested on December 1 and following advice received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, the three were all charged on Friday.

The investigation was spearheaded by Superintendent Suzette Martin of the Professional Standards Bureau and investigated by acting W/Cpl Bernard.