Crime Watch employee falls ill in court

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 18:30

Two em­ploy­ees of Crime Watch Host Ian Al­leyne were re­mand­ed in­to cus­tody yes­ter­day af­ter ap­pear­ing in court charged with steal­ing $10,000.

One of them, Ak­ile Si­mon, a for­mer jour­nal­ist, suf­fered a seizure in court and had to be tak­en for med­ical treat­ment.


Si­mon, 36, of Curepe and Shel­don Ram­nath, 27, of La Ro­maine stood be­fore Ch­agua­nas Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ra­jen­dra Ram­cha­ran charged with lar­ce­ny ser­vant. Ram­nath plead­ed guilty while Si­mon plead­ed not guilty.

The charge stemmed from an in­ci­dent on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 10. Al­leyne had se­cured the mon­ey in his ve­hi­cle in the park­ing lot of his stu­dio at En­deav­our Road, Ch­agua­nas. When he re­turned a few hours lat­er the mon­ey was miss­ing. The two men were sub­se­quent­ly ar­rest­ed.

Po­lice lat­er re­cov­ered $2,500 at Ram­nath’s home.

Ram­nath’s at­tor­ney Tara­dath Singh said he owned a small busi­ness but had to close it down and found him­self in fi­nan­cial debt.

Singh said his client took Al­leyne’s mon­ey to clear the debt. The mag­is­trate re­mand­ed them in­to cus­tody un­til Mon­day for the po­lice to run a trace to as­cer­tain if they had a crim­i­nal record.

While in the hold­ing bay, how­ev­er, Si­mon suf­fered a seizure and was tak­en for med­ical treat­ment at the health fa­cil­i­ty.

Reporter: Sascha Wilson