A mason was this afternoon charged and released on bail for allegedly robbing a man of a phone valued $40,000 and $20,000 cash.

Twenty-five-year-old Osafo Johnson of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 27, at Jackson Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he robbed Howard McPherson of the aforementioned items.

Johnson was represented by attorney-at-law Adrian Thompson who asked that his client be released on reasonable bail.

However, Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the prevalence of the offense and penalty the charge attracts.

Magistrate Bess released Johnson on $150,000 bail. Conditions of the bail are that he lodge his passport with the court and report every Friday to East La Penitence Police Station until the hearing and determination of a trial.

The father of one is expected to make his next court appearance on September 9.


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