After almost two weeks of being on remand, the female University of Guyana student accused of misusing a telecommunication device in relation to the bomb threat made against UG was today released on $10,000 high court bail.
Sheneza Jafarally, 25, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was granted her pre-trial liberty after her lawyer, Latchmie Rahamat, made another bail application before the court, this time before High Court Judge, Navindra Singh.
Jafarally denied the charge which stated that on February 5, 2019, at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, she misused a telecommunication device for the purpose of causing needless anxiety to the staff and students of the University of Guyana by sending a message which she knew to be false.
On her first court appearance, the woman was remanded to prison after Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan cited public safety. Her matter was then transferred to the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts where she was further remanded to prison by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool on the basis of public interest.
However, this morning the woman’s lawyer approached the High Court where she argued that the police had failed to produce evidence to support that her client is a threat. The lawyer further maintained that there was no possibility to tamper with witnesses since the prosecutor was yet to produce a single witness for the alleged crime.
The threat followed others made against other institutions, including the School of the Nations, Queen’s College and The Bishops’ High School and resulted in UG ramping up its security measures.