Wanted national footballer wants to clear his name
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun 17 – National footballer Dwaine Sandy wanted by police for allegedly robbing a postal employee and shooting a police officer last week, says he has fled to another Caribbean island, but would return to clear his name.
The St Vincent-based website, I-Witness News, said that it had been in touch with Sandy, who has confirmed he is in another Caribbean country and will return to St. Vincent to “clear” his name.
The footballer, who is maintaining his innocence and that he is being framed, said he is in the company of a local lawyer who will escort him back to the island.
Police said Sandy is “armed and considered dangerous” and were asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact them.
Police Constable Jolaine Jack was shot three times as he sought to assist an unidentified employee of the Portal Corporation, who was robbed of an estimated EC$100,000 (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) last Thursday in the capital.
The officer, who has since been hospitalised, is reported to have returned fire, but the assailant fled the scene, triggering the police manhunt.