BURGLARS put a bottle of rum in the law offices of Opposition United National Congress senator Saddam Hosein, a devout Muslim observing Ramadan, after rummaging through his files, and those of attorney Shabaana Mohammed.
Police confirmed that a laptop, two cell phones and some cash on the administrative desks of the two law chambers were taken.
Deeply saddened and insulted, Hosein said he could not make head nor tail of the burglary. “I would hate to think that it was politically motivated. Files were taken from a cabinet and placed on my desk,” Hosein said.
Mohammed once worked in the law chambers of former attorney general Anand Ramlogan, SC.
Mohammed’s law chambers are in the same office as Hosein’s, on Keate Street, San Fernando, on the ground floor of the building which also houses Flow.
According to a police report, the burglars ransacked files from Mohammed’s cabinet. The report said chequebooks were also seen strewn on desks and on the floor when police arrived at about 7 am yesterday. The airconditioning was on when police arrived, leading them to believe the burglars spent considerable time searching and going through documents. They got in through the ceiling.
Hosein said, “Around 6 am yesterday, I received a call that my chambers were broken into. There are five offices in the building...Shabana Mohammed and I have our chambers in that office that was broken into. I contacted the police. Files were ransacked, but nothing was missing.”
Hosein said a cabinet was broken into and files were taken out and put on his desk.
“What is very alarming is that this is the month of Ramadan. I’m fasting; I don’t consume alcohol. This is most insulting,” he said.
Mohammed, who was an attorney in the Freedom Law chambers headed by Ramlogan, could not be reached for a comment.