Months after a teenager was accused of robbing a woman of her motorcycle, he walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts a free man after the charge against him was dismissed today by a city magistrate.
In dismissing the case against 19-year-old Akeem Williams of Rasville, Housing Scheme, Georgetown, Magistrate Faith McGusty noted that the prosecution failed to lead sufficient evidence to prove the elements of the offence.
It was alleged that on January 19, 2019, at Rasville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, Williams robbed Akisha Moore of one motorcycle valued at $285,000 – property of Shaheed Mohammed.
According to information, the victim and the defendant are known to each other. On the day in question, the victim borrowed the motorcycle from Mohammed and, while in the area where the incident took place, Williams and others approached her.
Williams then pointed a gun at her and relieved her of the motorcycle. He managed to make good his escape.
On February 5, 2019, Williams was at East La Penitence Police Station for an assault matter involving his girlfriend. Moore later came to the police station and pointed him out to ranks as the person who had robbed her. A confrontation was held with between them and he was later charged.