Charged: Sujay Sookdeo

A Tobago teenager charged with the murder of Elias Dabourah appeared before a Tobago Magistrate today.

Sujay Sookdeo, an 18-year-old of Bon Accord, Tobago, stood before Magistrate Andrew Stroude in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court charged with murder and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Dabourah, a 30-year-old gyro business owner and a coworker had just finished the day’s sales and were returning items to a storage area at the Crown Point Shopping Plaza, at around 3:30am on September 9.

While there, Dabourah and his coworker were approached by two masked men carrying guns. During a struggle, Dabourah was shot in the head. The suspects escaped, while Dabourah was taken to the Scarborough Hospital for treatment.

He died at hospital days later.

Investigations launched into the murder were supervised by ACP (Ag.) William Nurse, of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Tobago.

Sookdeo was arrested on September 11 and later charged by PC Wharwood, also of HBI Tobago, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC.

The matter has been adjourned to October 17.


Carnival is in the air, and so too is the threat of a killer virus.

As the country prepares for the busiest time of the year, with thousands flying in for Carnival, every passenger from North America, the United Kingdom and Panama will be thermo-­scanned and screened at Piarco International Airport for signs of the killer virus coronavirus, which has infected hundreds and caused six deaths in China.