Businesswoman’s kidnapping condemned by Opposition MP’s

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Businesswoman’s kidnapping condemned by Opposition MP’s

San Juan/Barataria MP Saddam Hosein has described the current crime situation in T&T as appalling and disgusting.

His comment comes on the heels of the kidnapping of El Socorro businesswoman Aneshia Narine-Boodhoo.

Narine-Boodhoo, the owner of Autorama Limited, had just arrived outside her business place at around 8 am on Friday when she was snatched by three men who alighted from a black Toyota SUV which had blue swivel lights. The men then snatched the woman and bundled her into their SUV and drove off.

Hosein said the El Socorro Main Road is one of the busiest roads in the country and “criminals now find it convenient and comfortable to commit such heinous crimes in broad day light.”

The opposition MP said he has made previous calls for increased police patrols and joint army intervention in his constituency, but it fell on deaf ears.

Hosein condemned the actions by these criminals and said he is praying for the safe return of Boodhoo.

Chaguanas West MP Dinesh Rambally meanwhile said the kidnapping was “an assault on the safety of all citizens.”

He said, “This reprehensible act is not just an attack on one individual but an assault on the safety and security of our community. Such incidents strike at the heart of our collective well-being, and we cannot allow them to go unanswered.”

Urging the authorities to act swiftly and decisively, Rambally said violent crimes have no place in our society, and he called on citizens to stand united against those who seek to instil fear and disrupt life.

Referring to the recent surge in criminal activity over the Christmas period as deeply troubling, he urged Prime Minister Keith Rowley, to take a break from his Christmas and New Year limes and “prioritise the nation’s security.”