A porter who was seen on video footage chopping a man about his body was this morning remanded to prison for the offence, while his lawyer requested a psychiatric evaluation.
Forty-six-year-old Emol Fox appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
It is alleged that, on May 21, 2019 at King Street, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Intacan Santool.
Fox denied the charge after it was read to him.
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell stated that on the day in question, the victim was shopping on King Street when Fox approached him with a cutlass and dealt him several chops about his face and body.
Santool fell to the ground and was rushed the hospital where he was admitted.
The prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.
Santool, when given a chance to address the court, offered to show the magistrate a video of the alleged attack. The magistrate agreed, watched the video, and subsequently remanded Fox, stating that he was clearly seen in the video armed with a cutlass and committing the offence.
The man’s lawyer Ronald Daniels asked that his client be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
Fox will make his next court appearance on June 19, 2019.