Abu Bakr Arrested Over Seetahal Killing


The National Security Minister in Trinidad and Tobago, Carlton Alfonso has confirmed that the controversial leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group, Yasin Abu Bakr, is in custody in connection with the killing of prominent attorney and Senator, Dana Seetahal.

Abu Bakr was this morning arrested by police at his home.

Minister Alphonso spoke with Nationwide News this morning.

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Abu Bakr was at the centre of controversy in Jamaica last year, after the Simpson Miller administration spent 36-thousand US or approximately 4-million Jamaican dollars to deport him.

He’s infamous for leading a six day coup in T-and-T in July 1990, in which the country’s Prime Minister, ANR Robinson, along with members of his Cabinet, were held hostage.

Dana Seeathal was killed as she drove to her apartment in the capital, Port of Spain.

Two vehicles reportedly pulled alongside her car, causing her to stop, before occupants fired several shots at her, hitting her in the head and chest.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.