STORY By ANNA POLIAH
Roger “WASA” Cabie sought advice from a senior Southern Division police officer hours before his death.
Sources say Cabie, 44, complained to the senior police officer about harassment and was advised to make a report to the La Horquetta Police Station.
Cabie reportedly made the report as was advised around 11 a.m. on June 15.
He was killed hours after.
Umar Abdullah of the Islamic Front said Cabie documented every time he was harassed by an officer (name withheld) and reported the threats to the La Horquetta Police.
Abdullah said reports coming to him indicate that Cabie was in the company of another Muslim brother when the men believed to be police approached him. “They told the brother to lie facing down and turn his head,” he said.
Cabie was shot and killed outside his home on Simeon Street, Carapo and the men sped off in a black van.
Abdullah alleged that the said police officer whom Cabie made a report against has a history of harassing and threatening members of the Muslim community of Carapo.
“Reports alleged that he made death threats to Cabie earlier in the week and on the day of his murder”
“ Cabie did not have a criminal record,” said Abdullah.
Adbullah is questioning the whereabouts of Cabie’s cellphone, “His phone was on him at the time he was executed.
“Where is the phone?”
Abdullah is calling for an investigation in the matter from both Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith and David West, head of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA).
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has since issued a statement denying involvement in the killing of Cabie.
The TTPS claimed that police officers responded to report of an explosion in the Simeon Road area and discovered Cabie lying on his back in the middle of the roadway with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.