Atlantic LNG Chairman Gordon Deane had to jump out of a speeding van to escape from kidnappers who snatched him from his Toco estate on Saturday afternoon.
Police quickly detained three suspects after they set up a roadblock on the Toco Main Road as they sped en route to Sangre Grande in Deane’s van.
Deane, the former chairman of the Integrity Commission, had to receive minor surgery after he dislocated a shoulder after escaping from the van. He was resting at his Haleland Park, Maraval home yesterday and was unavailable for a comment.
Police report that Deane was carrying out repairs on his Timber Estate, Angles Road, Cumana beach house when, at about 12.30 pm, three men stormed the premises and announced a hold-up.
Police said Deane was robbed at gunpoint of valuables of an undisclosed value. The kidnappers bundled Deane into his pickup van and sped off. But there was a struggle and Deane, who once served as managing director of American Life and General Insurance Co, jumped from the van, dislocating a shoulder when he hit the ground.
He however made his way to the Toco Police Station, from where an all-points bulletin was sent out and a roadblock set up on the main road leading to Sangre Grande.
ACP Crime Gilbert Reyes yesterday confirmed that three men were arrested and taken to the Sangre Grande Police Station, where the van was impounded. Up to late yesterday, the three men, who are between the ages of 21 to 27 were still being interrogated.
Now ah glad this mudder cont getaway eh!
Buh you see what fockin goes around must come around.
This is the mudder cont who was Chairman of the Integrity Commission, responsible for harrasing the fockin Opposition to the point of causing Panday to go to jail for failing to declare a bank account. But 3oo other fockers do the same thing, mainly PNM fockers and this mudder cont called them back to correct the forms.
What is good for one is good for all man. Fock. The only thing I regret is that the fellas and them shoulda push a huge dildo in he mouth and fock em in he bottom, so he would know not to play politics wid people.