Abu Bakr detained by police for questioning in relation to Dana Seetahal’s murder

By Derek Achong
July 20, 2015 – guardian.co.tt

Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu BakrJamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr was detained by police this morning in connection with the murder of former independent senator Dana Seetahal, SC.

Bakr, 81, also known as Lennox Phillip, remains detained at the Central Police Station at St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain after he was arrested at his Long Circular Road, St James home around 4.30 am.

His son, Fuad Abu Bakr complained that police were witholding information about the reason for his detention and planned to protest outside the police station later today.

Police officers from several branches of the T&T Police Service including the Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB) and Western Division Task Force (WDTF) went to Bakr’s home to execute a search warrant for guns and ammunition.

While nothing illegal was recovered at the property Bakr was reportedly detained in relation to several outstanding investigations being conducted by the TTPS including Seetahal’s murder on May 4, last year.

The T&T Guardian understands that hours before Bakr’s arrest, two members of his organisation were arrested at their home in Carapo, Arima.

The father and son, who are reportedly senior figures in the organisation’s outpost in East Trinidad, are being detained at the Tunapuna Police Station.

All three men were visited by the attorney and their families and are expected to be interrogated by homicide detectives after noon.
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6 Responses to “Abu Bakr detained by police for questioning in relation to Dana Seetahal’s murder”


  • IS THIS THE UNC SETUP JUST LIKE 1990?

  • It is very sad that this terrorist continues to make headlines long after his labido has died. At age 81 and approaching the sunset of life I am amazed that he is alive and free. Those charges better stick this time. Abu has been known to “knock off” witnesses and remain a step ahead of the law.

    After the 1990 insurrection all 86 insurrectionist should have been freed to go to meet the Virgins. Instead Manning the 8th spouse of Mr Bakr entered the covenant bed with him to get rid or reduce the Indian population. The result was a reign of terror with over 300 Indian businessmen kidnapped or their children kidnapped, most just quietly paid the ransom. As one kidnapped victim said the police was on the phone “helping” with negotiations. Further the media gave a “ball by ball” commentary including information about how much money was being paid. Local criminals, schoolboys all got involved in the monetary feast for all. Kidnapping was now a very lucrative business. Mr Manning gave the goose away when he knowingly said “kidnappings were targeted”. Abu and his well trained mercenaries had a list they were working from… But that is in the past history.

    The arrest of Abu for the murder of Dana Seetahal is sending ripples throughout the underground criminal world. I am sure Abu has enlisted his good friend Mr Ramesh Maharaj as his chief defence attorney, another “pro bono” job for Ram. But why after such a long time arrest Abu an ailing diabetic, could the police risk having him die in custody? Like all Trinis there is an auror of excitement to see the 4% solve ratio for murder increase slightly. Maybe this election year is the best year to bring an end to the reign of this terrorist.

    • Typical Mamoo lies:
      1. “It is very sad that this terrorist continues to make headlines long after his labido has died.”
      Question: Mamoo, how do you know that his labido died?
      Have you had sex with him?
      2. “At age 81 and approaching the sunset of life I am amazed that he is alive and free.”
      Answer: Mamoo, he is 74 years old.
      3. “Instead Manning the 8th spouse of Mr Bakr entered the covenant bed with him to get rid or reduce the Indian population. ”
      Answer: Really Mamoo? Explain this further to the nation.
      4. “The result was a reign of terror with over 300 Indian businessmen kidnapped or their children kidnapped, most just quietly paid the ransom. ”
      Question: Mamoo, are you sure he was the person doing this?
      5. “Mr Manning gave the goose away when he knowingly said “kidnappings were targeted”. Abu and his well trained mercenaries had a list they were working from… ”
      Question: Tell us who they are Mamoo!
      6. “Maybe this election year is the best year to bring an end to the reign of this terrorist.”
      Question: Who are the terrorists, could they be Abu and Jack?
      Just want a clarification ands expansion on your projections Mamoo.

  • The Question remains as to who ordered the hit and for what reason? My understanding is there was a hit ordered to the tune of $400,000 by a prominent and internationally famous conman. The same conman who gave Rowley the fake emails to make an A** of himself in Parliament. His identity defies even our astute police investigators.

    Abu is known as a man who like money and women he obviously needed money to maintain his 21 or so children. Putting them through school can be very costly also sending them to Mecca to walk around the “black stone” cost a lot of money as is required in his religion.

    The younger Abu is certainly a chip of the old block a young man who is the de facto leader of the clan. He has sought to politicized the arrest of daddy and a hungry media drank in all of his words. But Abu has developed the skill of living outside the law and has successful stop any case against him time and time again. This time let us hope the evidence of the mosque in the east where the recruits were allegedly chosen assist in ending this scourge on civil society.

    My bet however is with Abu will perform another “hoodini” and after millions wasted in prosecuting him he will slither out of prison and thumb his noise at the justice system.

    Disclaimer: this is speculatory writing, hard evidence must come from the justice system.

    • “My bet however is with Abu will perform another “hoodini” and after millions wasted in prosecuting him he will slither out of prison and thumb his noise at the justice system.”

      Okay he got out before millions spent and now he is thumbing his nose at the police. This is the joke of the year…
      I told yah so!

  • Bakr released without charge
    Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr, who was detained by police on Monday morning for questioning on the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal was released yesterday afternoon from the Central Police Station in Port of Spain without any charge.

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