A 19-year-old national footballer was today sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for wounding a police officer. The sentence was handed down by Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Jobe Caesar on September 3, 2018 at East Ruimveldt unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kerry Joseph, a police officer.
The Magistrate this afternoon ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Jobe committed the offence. Hence, he was sentenced to six months behind bars.
According to information, on the day in question, Joseph, who is a Police Corporal, reportedly went to the home of his girlfriend and saw the woman in Caesar’s arms.
It was reported that Caesar attacked the officer and dealt him a punch to his face. He then snatched the officer’s service revolver and pointed it at him.
However, the officer, being fearful for his life, left and reported the matter to the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost.
An investigation was then carried out and the defendant was arrested and later charged with the offence.