Well-known pharmacist David Samuel Rahaman has been murdered.
Rahaman was shot dead in St James on Saturday night and investigators believe that a bar owner may hold the key to cracking the investigations.
Police said preliminary investigations suggest that Rahaman’s murder was a “hit” allegedly ordered by a bar owner who owes him a huge sum of money.
Police say he made at least two advances in 2021 to retrieve his money and the person refused to pay up.
One of the theories that police are currently exploring, is that a hit was ordered to avoid the bar owner having to repay the money. That bar, police said, is located in a western part of Trinidad.
Rahaman, 47, was the owner of The Chemist—a pharmacy at the West Hills housing complex located on Morne Coco Road, Petit Valley.
Police said this was the second time gunmen attacked Rahaman.
The first attempt was carried out in December while he was at the compound of his business establishment. According to a police report, Rahaman was shot several times by gunmen while driving into his home at Hyderabad Street, St James at 8.10 pm.
Police said it appeared that he then lost control of his vehicle which crashed a short distance away.
He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment where he died.
Rahaman is the brother of Andrew Rahaman who is currently the President of the Pharmacy Board of Trinidad & Tobago.
When contacted for a comment last evening, Rahaman said he was “still trying to formulate what has happened” and was too distraught to talk.
Investigations are ongoing.