« on: May 12, 2013, 02:13:48 AM »
very sketchy details indeed.
Yacoob Haq shot and killed.
Boxing officials have expressed shock over the untimely death of Yacoob Abdul Haqq, former deputy-chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board (TTBB).
Initial reports indicate that Haqq was shot and killed yesterday at around one p.m., in the St Joseph area, and that his death was accidental.
Haqq was the father of Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tariq Abdul Haqq, and the brother of prominent criminal lawyer Pamela Elder.
Yesterday, several boxing officials said Haqq’s death came as a shock. Among them were T&T Amateur Boxing Association (TTABA) president Cecil Forde and promoter Tansley Thompson.
“We just went to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee election,” Forde said. “I took him as one of the delegates since he was vice-president of the Amateur Association. At one point he went to the Boxing Board, but he always remained in the Amateur Association.”
Thompson, a friend of Haqq, was stunned.
“I spoke to him whole week,” Thompson said. “We were taking about me putting on a card and putting his son on it.”