A 20-year-old mechanic who allegedly stabbed a businessman while in the man’s own store was this afternoon slapped with an unlawful wounding charge and remanded to prison.

Brandon Singh of 80 Durban Street, Lodge appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The charge against Singh stated that, on May 11, 2019 at Merriman’s Mall, Georgetown, he unlawfully wounded Roy Cummings.

According to information, on the day in question at around 16:40 hrs, the businessman was standing inside his store when he observed Singh and a group of men acting in a suspicious manner. Cummings approached the defendant and asked why he was standing there. Singh reportedly became annoyed and threw an item that was in the store on to the floor before stepping on it. He then armed himself with a knife and stabbed Cummings, the court heard.

The businessman, who was stabbed to the right side of his abdomen, was then rushed to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The matter was reported, an investigation was carried out, and Singh was arrested and subsequently charged.

Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to bail being granted to Singh on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts. The magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded Singh to prison.

He was instructed to make his next court appearance on May 29, 2019.



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