$100 FINE FOR THREATENING THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER

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$100 FINE FOR THREATENING THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER

Man fined $100 for threatening President, Prime Minister

A 65-year-old man who made five phone calls threatening the President and Prime Minister has been fined $100.  

Vinu Dallsingh, also known as Joe Dallsingh of Cleghorn Princes Town appeared virtually before Magistrate Margaret Alert. 

He pleaded guilty to the offences and apologised for his actions. 

After further submissions to the court, he was fined. 

The maximum fine for the offence is $200 or a month in jail. 

He was charged on July 9 with the alleged misuse of telephone facilities, after reports of alleged threats against the President and Prime Minister.  

Police reported that it received a call at its 999 Command Centre on May 6 during which the caller “made inappropriate statements, where Dallsingh threatened the lives of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Prime Minister”. 

A report was subsequently made to the CID Port of Spain Reports Office where investigator PC Lewis conducted intensive investigative efforts. 

The investigation required collaboration with internal personnel from RAU, E999, Cyber Crime Unit, CID POS, and the assistance of external agencies, which led to the identification of the caller and his subsequent arrest. 

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