Crime

Murder in Arouca

A man has been shot and killed in Arouca.

Details are still coming to hand, however CNC3 news understands that the victim, who went by the alias "Patch", was accosted by an armed assailant at a house in Windy Hill this morning.

Residents reported hearing several loud explosions.

On checking, the man's lifeless body was discovered lying in a pool of blood.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Story by: NEWS DESK

Griffith rejects calls to apologise

Tri­als and tribu­la­tions may come in the way but on­ly God’s right­eous will stand.

This is the be­lief of ded­i­cat­ed fol­low­ers of Trans­formed Life Min­istry, East­ern Main Road, Arou­ca as they called on Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith to apol­o­gise to their spir­i­tu­al leader for mis­lead­ing the pub­lic of his ar­rest on Wednes­day dur­ing the res­cue op­er­a­tion of 69 res­i­dents from the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre.

How­ev­er, when con­tact­ed about the re­quest for an apol­o­gy, Grif­fith said he is not go­ing to apol­o­gise.

Awong: I’m no monster

Pas­tor Glenn Awong is un­apolo­getic for the ac­tiv­i­ties that were al­leged­ly un­cov­ered at his Trans­formed Life Min­istries Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre af­ter po­lice of­fi­cers from the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) raid­ed the com­pound in the wee hours of Wednes­day morn­ing.

In fact, Awong sees him­self as a sav­iour of the peo­ple that he said he was “car­ing” for.

Captive ‘congregation’

 

“This is like a hor­ror movie,” said a fam­i­ly mem­ber whose rel­a­tive was among 69 peo­ple dis­cov­ered locked in cages at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre in on the East­ern Main Road, Arou­ca, yes­ter­day morn­ing dur­ing a raid by po­lice.

“I nev­er knew all this was hap­pen­ing here. I am lost for words. This is worse than bad treat­ment of an­i­mals. Had I known I would have done things dif­fer­ent­ly but I could not deal with my rel­a­tive who is men­tal­ly ill.”

Ramadharsingh on Transformed Life Ministry

Former Minister of The People and Social Development under the People's Partnership Government Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, in strongly condemning the housing of the mentally ill and socially displaced in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry (TLM) in Arouca, has made a startling new revelation about the said organisation.

Speaking with the Guardian Media Ramadharsingh said during his tenure as minister in 2013/2014 concerns were raised as to the methodologies and it was dealt with.

CAGED: Police uncover horror at Arouca church

Sixty-Nine people ranging from the ages of 19 to 70 years have been found locked away in cages at a church located along the Eastern Main Road in Arouca on Wednesday morning.

These people both men and women are believed to be victims of "modern day slavery" and "human trafficking" according to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith who spoke to the Guardian Media Limited's Lead Investigative desk Mark Bassant earlier on Wednesday just outside the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre.

Rio Claro man detained for drug possesion

One man was arrested and a quantity of marijuana was seized by officers of the Central Division Special Crime Unit, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Bamboo #3 yesterday.

According to police reports, during the exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Hunte and ASP (Ag.) Smith, officers proceeded to Bamboo #3 Boulevard, where they had cause to stop and search a gold Mazda BT-50 pickup truck with a lone male occupant.

The search resulted in officers finding approximately one kilogramme of marijuana in a brown plastic packet inside the vehicle.

Police detain man in bar with gun and ammunition

A La Romaine man was arrested and a revolver and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in La Romaine yesterday.

According to police reports, during the exercise, the officers proceeded to a bar located along the Southern Main Road, La Romaine where they searched of the patrons.

During the search, officers found a revolver and four rounds of ammunition in the possession of a male patron.

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