The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is confirming that five persons have been charged with the murder of Aleivon Nurse, alias “Crime Boss”, which occurred at Providence Road, Les Coteaux, Tobago, on Friday July 3rd, 2020.

And according to the TTPS release on the matter, the charges against the five mean that all eight murders in Tobago for 2020, have been solved.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ag), Mc Donald Jacob, said the decision to charge the five men with murder was as a result of painstaking and meticulous investigations by various sections of the TTPS.

“That was outstanding work from the officers of all the sections involved and I commend them tremendously. It was a great team effort,” he stated in a TTPS release.

The TTPS reports that the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) conducted an investigative operation called “Rolling Waves” in the Tobago Division.

It involved a probe into the death of Aleivon Nurse alias ‘ Crime Boss’ of Franklyn Road, Les Coteaux, who was shot and killed on Friday 3rd July 2020. On Saturday 22nd August 2020, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Roger Gaspard SC, advised that the following persons be charged for the murder:

1. Devon Turpin, alias “Papers”, of Upper Mendez Drive Extensión, Champ Fleurs;

2. Kurt Eastman alias “Blacka”, of Belmont Road, Mason Hall, Tobago;

3. Treston Reno alias “Yankee”, of Charford Court, Port of Spain;

4. URI Fletcher of  Cardiff Road, Pembroke Tobago;

5. J’on Joel Duke, of Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo, Tobago.

Investigations were also conducted into the death of Dwight Turpin, which occurred 24th June 2020. Investigations revealed that Aleivon Nurse and Kenny Wolfe (now deceased) were responsible for committing that murder.

Tobago police also continued their probe into the death of 19-year-old Ellena Dial of Riseland Trace, Carnbee, Tobago, who was stabbed and burnt at Kilgwyn Beach, Canaan, Tobago, and who succumbed to her injuries on 17th July 2020.

On August 20, DPP Roger Gaspard advised that 18-year-old Alliyah Farrell of Coira Road, Siparia, be jointly charged with 20-year-old Antonio Marcelle (aka “AJ”) of Egbo Gully, Les Couteaux, Tobago, for the offence of murder in Ellena Dial’s case. Marcelle was previously charged on 17th August 2020.

Operation “Rolling Waves” was done in collaboration with the Tobago Division, Central Intelligence Bureau, Special Investigations Unit, RAU, CSMU, Finance Branch, T&T Air Guard, with field operations by the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), and other strategic internal and external partners.