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TT Clico agent chopped to death

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

TT Clico agent chopped to death

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CLICO agent Solomon Hem-Lee, who said he had received death threats as a result of the collapse of the insurance company, was found murdered in Enterprise, Chaguanas, just after midnight yesterday.
Hem-Lee’s body was found by police, lying face down on a recreation ground at Enterprise, Chaguanas.
His gold-coloured Nissan Almera was found parked nearby.
Police said Hem-Lee was chopped across the forehead, and there were marks of violence on the body.
The rear seat of the car was stained with blood.
Police said they were able to identify Hem-Lee by tracing the registration number on his car, which led to an address at San Fabian Road, Gasparillo.
Hem-Lee was a senior sales representative with Clico, and worked out of the company’s Cipero Street, San Fernando, branch.
He was also chairman of the South Action Group, which represented a group of agents.
He had called a series of press briefings in 2010, to complain that agents were receiving death threats from policyholders who blamed them for the collapse of the insurance company, because they were instructed to tell customers all was well with the company, even as it fell apart.
The South Action Group is now defunct.
Police were tipped off by a caller to the Chaguanas Police Station informing them of the body at African Grounds, Enterprise Street, Chaguanas. No weapon was found and no witnesses have come forward.
Hem-Lee’s body was removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
The latest killing has taken the murder toll for the year to 29, according to an Express tally.
Central Division police are investigating. (Trinidad Express)