Rajaee Ali gets off wild meat charge

AN Arima magistrate has dismissed a charge of possession of wild meat against former LifeSport programme co-ordinator in Carapo Rajaee Ali.

Ali, who is also charged with the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal, and with being a gang leader, was discharged by magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw on Wednesday after she upheld a no-case submission by his defence attorney, Mario Merritt.

Merritt submitted that the prosecution failed to prove the carcass of the animal allegedly found in a car in which Ali and two others were travelling was wild meat.

Ali was arrested near his Carapo home around midday on August 2, 2014, after police allegedly found a lappe carcass in the car.

The three were charged with having the protected animal.

The State was represented by assistant Director of Public Prosecutions George Busby.


"Rajaee Ali gets off wild meat charge"

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