Two weeks after a 19-year-old national footballer was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for wounding a police officer, he today got two matters against him dismissed by a city magistrate.

Jobe Caesar had been accused of robbing Jennifer Validum of a $30,000 cellphone on November 25, 2018, at Albert and Charlotte streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun.

He was further accused of damaging Validum’s motor car, valued at $3.5M, on the same day and at the same location.

Jobe had denied both charges and was on trial before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

However, when the matters were called today, the virtual complainant told the court that she did not wish to proceed with the matters. Hence, the magistrate dismissed the charges against Caesar.

On June 14, Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess sentenced Caesar to six months behind bars after finding him guilty of wounding a police officer.

It is alleged that on September 3, 2018, at East Ruimveldt he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kerry Joseph.

The Magistrate had ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Caesar committed the offence. Hence, he was sentenced to six months behind bars.

According to information, on the day in question, Police Corporal Joseph went to his girlfriend’s home 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.


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