Charged with kidnapping for ransom are 23-year-old DEVON ‘Channas’ LONDON and 24-year-old RYAN RAMOUTARSINGH. (Images courtesy TTPS)

Two men are expected to appear in the Arima Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday 20th January 2022, after they were jointly charged with kidnapping for ransom.

An official statement from the Police Service reports that DEVON LONDON, 23, aka ‘Channas’ and RYAN RAMOUTARSINGH, 24, were both charged yesterday, Wednesday 19th January 2022, with two counts of Kidnapping for Ransom, contrary to Section 3 (1) of the Kidnapping Act, Chapter 11:26.

The TTPS says Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Nigel Pilgrim, reviewed the evidence presented, and advised that the men be charged with kidnapping for ransom.

The charges were laid by PC Charles of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit and are in connection with the kidnapping for ransom of a St. Helena couple, which took place Saturday 8th January 2022, the Police Service explained, noting that “a thorough and painstaking investigation was conducted” into the kidnapping incident.

“The investigation was supervised by Acting Commissioner of Police, Mc Donald Jacob and DCP (Ag.) Wendell Williams, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Joseph Chandool and ASP Ramdass and was closely supervised by Insp. Callender. The exhaustive investigation also involved personnel of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, the Criminal Investigations Department, the Special Operations Response Teams, the Special Investigations Unit and officers of the Central Division,” the Police Service release said.