Charges have been laid against a man who posted on Facebook that someone should rape and kill Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s wife and daughter.
Rayad Ryan Mohammed, who turns 25 today, appeared in court yesterday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charge of sending a grossly offensive message by phone.
He was granted TT$15,000 bail and will return to court on August 2. Five prosecution witnesses are expected to be called in the case
Mohammed was arrested last Saturday night, after writing the Facebook post the night before.
In what appeared to be a response to the double murder of a 13-year-old boy and his 56-year-old babysitter last Wednesday, Mohammed had posted on the social media website: “Someone should find ROWLEY daughter and wife and slit their throats n rape them.”
He subsequently removed the offending post and in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday morning, Mohammed said he was “truly and deeply regretful about the post that went viral”.