Pillion rider was not in a relationship with Abbott – source; relatives disgusted by comments

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Pillion rider was not in a relationship with Abbott – source; relatives disgusted by comments
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A source close to Johanna Dominic, the pillion passenger on the motorcycle which collided with a minibus killing police officer Allen Abbott on Monday, has dismissed statements that Dominic and Abbott, a married father, were in a relationship at the time of the fatal accident.

The source said the family of 40-year-old Dominic are disgusted by comments on social media which questioned Abbott’s motive for having Dominic on his motorcycle at that time of the night.

However, the source alleged that it was Abbott who offered Dominic a ride home. The source added that Abbott was just being friendly and helping out a friend, someone he knew for years. Abbott got married in January 2010, according to his Facebook timeline.

“People have been saying a lot of lies,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “She and the guy (Abbott) had a relationship before he got married but they were not together [at the time of the accident]. She (Dominic) has a boyfriend. They’ve been together five years now.”

The source said Dominic was with female friends at a Green Synergy event in Vieux Fort when Abbott approached Dominic. The source said Abbott and Dominic had a conversation.

“She said she is going home now and the guy (Abbott) told her to wait on him, he will give her a ride home,” the source said.

The source further alleged that Abbott took the “longer route” and “made the whole round” when he left Green Synergy to drop Dominic home in La Resource, Vieux Fort. Abbott is from Grand Ravine, Dennery.

“She asked him why he is taking the longer route, why is he passing through Vieux Fort…but he was hard-headed,” the source alleged.

According to a police press release, the motorcycle (registration number PK4795) collided with a minibus (M751) driven by 49-year-old Marcus Mathurin of Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort at about 12:50 a.m. on Monday, August 25 on the Laborie/Vieux Fort Highway.

Police said Dominic and Abbott sustained serious injuries and were transported to St. Jude Hospital where Abbott was pronounced dead on arrival. The Traffic Department of the Vieux Fort Police Station is investigating the accident.

According to the source, Dominic said she recalled seeing the vehicle (bus coming) then heard a loud noise. The source said Dominic and the police officer were thrown from the bike. And that’s all she remembered.

Dominic learned that Abbott died on Tuesday when officers came to the hospital a second time to take statements. The first time the investigators came, she was in too much pain to be fully interviewed, the source said.

Dominic, the mother of a seven-year-old boy, is currently in stable condition at Victoria Hospital. She underwent surgery on one of her legs which was broken in about four places. She also sustained a fractured shoulder and a wound to the head.

“She is speaking, she’s alright. She is stable but in a lot of pain,” the source said.

Some members of the public took to social media to also criticise the police for not releasing an official statement on the accident in a timely manner, suggesting that the police force was trying to “cover-up” because one of their colleagues was involved in the accident.

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received the press release on Wednesday, August 27 – two days after the accident.

However, when SNO contacted Police Press Officer Aniel Innocent on Wednesday when no press release was forthcoming,  Innocent said the press release was sent earlier but the police force’s email system has been experiencing technical glitches. Innocent eventually had to email the press release from her personal email address as several attempts to send it from the work email proved futile.

Police Constable 280 Abbott served the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force for 19 years. At the time of his death, the 40-year-old was attached to the Special Services Unit.

He is survived by his wife. They had a daughter together.

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  1. Let this be a reminder to all of us that death will sooner overtake all of us whether we're good or bad, young or old; let us, (who think that we are alive) deal with others as we want to be treated. Therefore it's alright to speak ill of me.

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  2. May my friend's soul rest in peace.My condolences to the family.....death have no time or respect or gender of person....If it was a man who was riding with him,would u ppl say that he was Gay,come on man....grow up ppl and seek God's face.Even the dead is being spoken ill of.Jesus Christ.

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  3. He was a good man.may his soul rest in peace.what any one say now can't hurt him.rip my brother

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  4. Why are some so defensive of the negative opinions. Just let it be. Every time someone dies by whatever means there is something to be learnt which can impact the living. The circumstances around his death give cause for speculation. Let the dead RIP.

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  5. One life to live. Then comes the judgement, good or bad. Rest in peace. 21 gun salute.............

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  6. so what if the man was cheating or not? so what if his wife had a cut and he went out instead? so what if they had a relationship before and perhaps and a fling going on? apparently he was still a good citizen and his personal life did not interfere with his public life! The family are mourning, I saw a 'big' man cry on news for him, he must have been worth of it all. Death has no respect for any person, so lets clean our acts first before it comes to our door!

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  7. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Abbott. May he rest in peace. As for the rest of us may we,if we have not started, begin preparing ourselves for our last day for we know not the day or the hour.

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    • Best comment so far. We should prepare ourselves. Get back to the ancient paths of the Almighty. Forsake the pagan calendar of Rome and let us start obeying the commandments of the Most High.

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  8. Choops! Lucians again with their gossip. Just let the man rest in peace and wish the lady a speedy recovery, and pray for his family. Anyway, here is my piece. 9 out of 10 fatal motorcycle collisions occur at night. Maybe the lawmakers with all their doctorates and masters should do the statistics and check the maths, and put time curfews on motorcyclists for their own safety.

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  9. some people have to much damn time on their hands to be using this forum to spread rumors and propaganda, especially at this time. When a family is grieving instead of extending condolences and words of strength and encouragement, those shameless,classless,heartless people come on here to tarnish the name of someone's husband ,father, son etc.it is disgusting how quick we are to judge without looking first in our own back yards. Tell me how spotless are YOU.to the wife be strengthened and of good courage.it is a tragedy but remember your daughter needs you to be strong.my payers are with you and the rest of your family.

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  10. LET THE MAN FAMILY GREEVE IN PEACE AND STOP SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM HE WAZ JUST A GOOD MAN IF U ARE STRANDED HE WOULD GIVE YOU A RIDE HE WAZ LIKE THAT ,SAME LUCIAN SMALL MINDED,CALL A MAN HE IS UR MAN .TALK TO A MAN U SLEEPING WITH HIM SMH,GET A LIFE AND LET MY FRIEND REST IN PEACE PUT URSELF IN HIS FAMILYS PLACE,SELFISH PPL.GET A JOB HE WAZNT PERFECT BUT NONE OF US ARE SO IF UR PERFECT SEND THE FIRST STONE SMH

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  11. as far as i kno a bike only have space for two ppl not three it looks like that person waz on the wheel of the bike to see were thay went and hear some of what waz said smh ,PPL GET THIS RIGHT HE WAZ ALWAZ A GOOD MAN OFFERING TO HELP WHEN HE COULD BUT ONE THING ST LUCIANS WILL NEVER CHANGE U TALK TO SOMEONE YOUR MAN ,CALL SOMEONE UR MAN ,SUCH SMALL MINDED ASSES .THE MAN WAZ MY FRIEND LET HIM REST IN PEASE AND GET A JOB AND STOP WRITING FUCKING SHATE ON FB .AND LET HIS WIFE AND FAMILY GREEVE IN PEACE ,,,,,

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  12. Took longer route home smh...check his bloodclaat fone they were at club legacy 2gether at d after party how u tellin me ride home bull shit

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  13. Could you all let my cousin rest in peace and let my family grieve in peace. Please. That all we ask. Thank u.

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  14. This is definitely not the place and time to play investigator by trying to figure out whether 'alleged' extra-marital affair. If he did so, then it's between him and God. Instead, we should recognize this man's effort and bravery for serving his country. Therefore, his life should be celebrated for his accomplishments while he was alive. So from RSLPF together with the media should focus on this man's life serving our country, and he did it for 19 YEARS. His friends, people who know him should come out and speak of him. If we are not gonna honor our service men/women while they're alive, atleast, we should try when they are no longer around. May his soul rest in peace and speedy recover to the lady friend.

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  15. Ok you people have so much to say now after the man is dead......... Pan kaiso y now when he was alive y you were not beating your ass ......am so tired of this shit the man has a family who he was with does not matter a man will be a man ......the wemen knew he was married..........

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  16. Don't we have better things to concentrate on? If you live in a glass house, please do not throw stones. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Everyone has skeletons in their closet.

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