Twenty-nine-year-old Samantha Mohammed was charged with wasteful employment of the police after she said she was kidnapped. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Rio Claro woman is expected to appear virtually before a Princes Town Magistrate today, charged with wasteful employment of the police. SAMANTHA MOHAMMED, 29, of Rio Claro/Mayaro Branch Road, was charged with the offence following investigations into a report of an alleged kidnapping involving a woman, which occurred on Tuesday 19th October, 2021.

The woman alleges that on the above date, she boarded a taxi in Rio Claro on her way to work in Princes Town, when a passenger of the vehicle took her purse away from her and told her to lie on the seat. She alleges that the vehicle then proceeded to Moruga, before the driver and passenger got out of the car after receiving a phone call.

She says she took the opportunity to escape and made her way to the Morgua Police Station where she made a report of kidnapping. Upon completion of their investigations into the matter, officers met with the alleged victim on Wednesday 20th October, 2021, and informed her that she had made a false report.

The woman then allegedly admitted to making a false report to the police. She was charged by PC Mahabir of the Rio Claro Criminal Investigations Department (CID), on Wednesday 20th October, 2021.

Investigations were coordinated by ASP Revanales, Insp. Ragbir, Insp. (Ag.) Ramlakhan, supervised by Sgt. (Ag.) Maharaj and Cpl (Ag.) Denoon and included officers of the CID and Task Force.