A Sophia youth was today sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in absentia after being found guilty of stealing 170 pounds chicken from a man.

Twenty-three-year-old Omalo Dick, of ‘A’ Field, Sophia, had pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on January 22, 2019, at Mandela Avenue, he stole 170 pounds of chicken valued at $51,680, the property of Rawle Burkett.

The ruling was handed down by Magistrate Rondel Weever at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The trial concluded today before Magistrate Weever who found Dick guilty of the offence and sentenced him to six months behind bars in his absence.

Dick was out on $10,000 bail pending the hearing and determination of the trial.


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