Tobago man kidnaps girlfriend, granted $85,000 bail

Tobago man kidnaps girlfriend, granted $85,000 bail

Alyandro Dumas, 30, of Rabbit Lane, Plymouth, Tobago was granted bail when he appeared before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court via a virtual hearing on Tuesday 1st September.

The accused was charged with kidnapping, malicious damage to the extent of $2,740, and inflicting grievous bodily harm.

He was not called upon to plead but was granted bail in the sum of $85,000 or cash bail with a deed in the sum of $15,000.

As part of his bail, he is to have no communication, direct or indirectly, with the victim. This includes communication via social media and telephone calls.

He is also not allowed to approach the victim within 150 feet or visit the victim’s home.

The Court heard that on Saturday 29th August at 11:00 pm, the victim was at Belmar Trace, Buccoo, Tobago, with the accused who was her boyfriend of six months.

The victim claimed that they got into an argument and the accused became annoyed and demanded that she enter his motor vehicle but she refused.

She claims that the accused then took away her cellular phone valued $2,740 and threw it on the roadway which damaged it.

The victim alleged that the accused bit her in the vicinity of her right eye causing injury, then he threw her unto the roadway and dealt her several cuffs about her body.

She claimed that the accused forced her into the back seat of his motor vehicle against her will, locked the car doors, then drove away.

After driving a short distance away, she opened the left rear car door and threw herself out of the vehicle and onto the roadway causing injury to herself.

She raised an alarm and was assisted by passers-by who called the police.

Officers of the Shirvan Road Police Station responded to the report.

The accused was arrested a short distance away and taken to the Shirvan Road Police Station pending enquiries.

The victim was conveyed to the Scarborough General Hospital where she was medically examined and discharged the following day.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 29th September.

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