PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (Jul 20 2015) – The notorious and controversial Trinidadian muslim figure Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of the Jamaat Al Mulimeen group that staged the infamous unsuccessful coup in 1990, has been detained in connection with the murder of prominent Trinidadian attorney Dana Seetahal, according to media reports there on Monday.
Reports are that Bakr, 73, had been taken from his home on Monday morning, by police as they continue their probe into the assassination of Seeathal on May 4, last year.
One radio station reported that Bakr had questioned the police who staged the pre-dawn raid on his home in search of guns and ammunition and was told that his detention is in relation to the murder of the former president of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
Seeathal was killed as she drove to her apartment in the capital. Two vehicles are reported to have pulled alongside her causing her to come to a stop and the occupants fired several bullets at her, hitting her in the head and chest.
The police have so far issued no statement regarding the arrest of Bakr, who in 1990 led more than 100 men in an attack on the Trinidad and Tobago parliament in a bid to unseat the then ANR Robinson administration.