Scarborough Magistrates' Court, Tobago.

A 30-year-old Tobagonian man is scheduled to return to court at the end of this month, after being granted bail on charges of kidnapping, malicious damage and inflicting grievous bodily harm to his girlfriend.

Official police reports state that 30-year-old ALYANDRO DUMAS, of Rabbit Lane, Plymouth, was granted bail when he appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court via a virtual hearing, on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

The accused was not called upon to plead and bail was fixed in the sum of $85,000, or cash bail with a deed in the sum of $15,000.

Under the conditions of the bail, the accused must:

1. Have no communication (whether direct or indirectly) with the victim e.g. text, social media, telephone calls etc.

2. Not approach the victim within 150 feet.

3. Not visit the victim’s home.

30-year-old ALYANDRO DUMAS, will face a Scarborough Magistrate again on September 29th, to answer charges of kidnapping, malicious damage and grievous bodily harm. (Image: TTPS)

According to a release from the TTPS, at about 11pm on Saturday 29th August 2020, the victim said she was at Belmar Trace, Buccoo, Tobago, with her boyfriend of six months—the accused, Alyandro Dumas. The victim claimed they got into an argument and the accused became annoyed and demanded that she enter his motor vehicle. She refused.

She claims that the accused then took away her cellular phone (valued at $2,740) and threw it on the roadway, damaging it. The victim alleged that the accused bit her in the vicinity of her right eye causing injury to same. She told police the accused threw her unto the roadway and dealt her several blows about her body.

The victim claimed that the accused forced her into the back seat of his motor vehicle against her will, locked the car doors, then drove away.

The victim told police she became afraid and a short distance away, she opened the left rear car door and threw herself out of the vehicle onto the roadway, injuring herself in the process. She raised an alarm and was assisted by passers-by, who called the police.

Officers of the Shirvan Road Police Station responded.

The accused was found a short distance away.  He was arrested and taken to the Shirvan Road Police Station pending enquiries.

The victim was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital where she was medically examined and treated.  She was discharged from hospital the following day.

The accused, Alyandro Dumas, subsequently was charged with kidnapping, malicious damage to the extent of $2,740, and inflicting grievous bodily harm,

The court matter was adjourned to Tuesday 29th September 2020.