A Gros Islet minibus driver, identified as Simber Sealy,also known as ‘Ebu’ or ‘Ebo’, is said to be slowly recovering after being attacked on Sunday, September 10, 2017, a relative has disclosed.
According to the relative, a man hit Sealy on the head with a stone in an unprovoked attack at Gros Islet.
The relative told St Lucia Times Sunday that according to information, the bus driver was accused by a man of driving his vehicle very close to a cyclist.
The relative said the person who made the accusation was not the cyclist, but another individual.
He said he was told that after Sealy drove off, the accuser, who also had a cycle, placed it in the path of the bus, took up a stone which he concealed behind his back, opened the door on the driver’s side of the vehicle and hit Sealy with the object.
The relative told St Lucia Times that the entire incident was witnessed by a lone passenger who was in the minibus at the time.
He said as far as he knew, the victim had no previous issues with the assailant.
Sealy was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police are investigating the incident which prompted a statement of concern last week from the Gros Islet Minibus Owners Association, about escalating crime.
The Public Relations Officer of the Association, Thomas St Louis, disclosed that in addition to the attack on Sealy, a bus driver was attacked, tied up and robbed by three bandits recently, while the man’s girlfriend was gang raped despite appeals to the criminals to leave her alone.
St Louis said that incident happened in the area of Pigeon Point.