Months after Edward Skeete — a man who is no stranger to the courts — was freed on a murder charge, the man appeared once again, accused this time of shooting and robbing the passenger of a minibus of $900,000.
Skeete called “ Pretty Boy”, 32, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 31, 2019 at Lombard Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Zayne Fenderson of $900,000 cash.
He appeared before Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
His lawyer George Thomas, in an unsuccessful bail application, told the court that his client is a father of one and the sole breadwinner for his family.
However, the court Prosecutor made serious objections to bail being granted to Skeete on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegation and the penalty the charge attracts.
The Prosecutor also highlighted the fact that the victim is still hospitalised after being shot to his leg, allegedly by Skeete.
Facts presented by the prosecutor stated that, on the day in question, at around 15:30 hrs the victim was seated in a route 42 minibus when he was approached by Skeete and another.
The court heard Skeete pulled out a weapon and fired several rounds in the victim’s direction before relieving the injured man of the cash mentioned in the charge. They then made good their escape.
The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Skeete was arrested for the offence. An identification parade was held at the station and Skeete was pointed out by the victim as the person who robbed him.
The Magistrate after listening to the facts remanded the father of one to prison until April 18, 2019.