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Alleged kidnappers granted bail

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Barbara Gayle, Staff Reporter

Three of the four persons, including two women, who allegedly kidnapped a St Ann businessman last month and demanded a ransom of $5 million, have been granted bail.

The four appeared in the Gun Court on Wednesday and have been ordered to return on February 22.

One of the women, Nikesha Whyte, was granted bail last week in the sum of $150,000 with two sureties. The other woman, Trevorlyn Rowe, was granted bail Wednesday in the sum of $5 million with sureties.

Andrew Dillion was offered bail in the sum of $2.5 million with sureties.

Supreme Court judge Leighton Pusey turned down the bail application for Aldane Jackson.

Three different names

The judge said Jackson had given different names to the police when he was arrested so his correct name had to be verified.

It is being alleged that on January 13 a female approached the complainant, who operates a locksmith business in St Ann, and asked him to open the lock for a motor car door.

While he was walking towards the car, a man brandished a gun and ordered him into the car.

The four allegedly blindfolded the man and took him to a location where he was kept for several days.

A demand was made for a ransom of $5 million.

The police set up a sting operation in which one of the alleged kidnappers was held.

Further investigations led to the arrest of the other three accused.