Man Charged for Triple Murder

source: Trinidad Police Force


A Diego Martin man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murders of Ako Matthew, Robin Sancho Jr. and Alexsia Edwards.

KWASI MATTHEW, 37, of Blue Basin, was charged with three counts of murder, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Tuesday 17th May, 2022.

The burnt bodies of Matthew, 34, Sancho Jr., 21, and Edwards, 21, all of Diego Martin, were discovered between Monday 25th April, 2022 and Tuesday 26th April, 2022, at North Coast Road, Maraval. The three had been missing for several days prior to their bodies being found.

Matthew surrendered to officers of the Chaguanas Police Station on Tuesday 26th April, 2022, and subsequently handed over to officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region One office.

Investigations were supervised by Insps Lynch and Mongroo and Cpl (Ag.) Garcia, all of the HBI Region One, with assistance from officers of the Western Division, the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Central Division.

Charges were laid by Cpl (Ag.) Pereira of the HBI Region One, on Tuesday 17th May, 2022.

Corporate Communications Unit

May 18th, 2022 END

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