After witnessing execution, mom of 5 gunned down
Thursday, October 10 2013
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TEARS: Relatives grieve outside the Forensic Science Centre, St James, for their loved one Makeeba Jordan (INSET) a mother of five who was shot dead a...
A MOTHER of five, who on Monday night fled from a taxi after witnessing the driver being shot to death, was herself gunned down outside her Mahogany Trace, Bagatelle, Diego Martin home on Tuesday night. She was killed as her son stood nearby.
According to police, at about 10 pm, Makeeba Jordan was at her home when she heard someone calling her name outside. She later checked and spoke to three men who were standing near the house. Without warning, gunshots were fired and relatives rushed out to see what was going on only to find the 30-year-old woman on the ground. She died at the scene.
Police believe Jordan was silenced permanently by those behind the murder of Imtiaz Abdul, a taxi driver who was shot and killed inside his car at about 7 pm on Monday night. At the time, Abdul was transporting his lone passenger, Jordan.
Abdul, a private-hire taxi driver, was shot in his chest and stomach as he stopped his Nissan SSS Bluebird car at the corner of Eastern Main Road and Pashley Street in Laventille. Jordan got out of the car and ran off even as the gunmen themselves were also running away.
Speaking to Newsday yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, a relative who asked not to be identified, claimed that Jordan received a call on her cellphone on Tuesday night from persons known to her. Later on, she went outside to meet the men.
While two of her children were sleeping in the house, gunshots were heard in the yard. Her 11-year-old son, who was also in the yard at the time, saw his mother being shot and immediately ran to his fatherís home, located two streets away.
According to the relative, earlier on Tuesday, three men entered the yard and robbed Jordan of her jewelry at gunpoint. The relative said Jordanís seven-year-old daughter saw what was happening and ran to her grandmotherís home, shouting that someone had a gun to her motherís head.
The relative said while she is not certain of a link between Abdulís murder and the slaying of Jordan, she (the relative) believes that someone close to Abdul had blamed Jordan for his death on Monday night.
ďPeople donít think. They act first and then think later. She didnít put him (Abdul) in the place to set him up. She was right next to him in the car. She could have gotten shot too,Ē the relative exclaimed.
Officers from the Western Division including Senior Superintendent Ishmael David, Superintendent Patterson and Inspector Thomas visited the scene. An autopsy done yesterday confirmed that Jordan died from shock and haemorrhage consistent with multiple gunshot injuries.
Relatives said that Jordan who was unemployed was in the process of completing the construction of her house at the back of her motherís home in Mahogany Trace.
They described her as a loving, cool and independent-minded person. ďShe had her ways like anyone else but never used to be in people business. She was a woman who kept to herself and saw about her children. They were her first priority. The hard part of this is that she and her last childís father were planning to get married this Christmas,Ē a relative said.
Another relative said, up to yesterday afternoon, no one had been able to contact Jordanís two children who live with their father in Morvant, to tell them of her death. There were unconfirmed reports last night, that some of Jordanís children who lived in Mahogany Trace were quickly relocated from out of the area to protect them from Jordanís killers who remain at large.