A porter who allegedly dealt a man several lashes with a knife and ransacked his bag after he refused to give him $100, was today remanded to prison for the offence.

Twenty-nine-year-old Odwin David of 50 Hadfield Street, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that on January 11, 2020, at Camp Street, Georgetown, he attempted to commit a felony that is to say while being armed with a knife, he attempted to rob Stephon Hall.

Facts in the matter stated that on the day in question, the victim had just left work when he was approached by the defendant who asked him for $100.

The court heard the victim refused and kept walking. However, the defendant pushed the victim to the ground.

The defendant then ransacked the victim bag and after he did not find any valuables he made good his escape.

The matter was then reported and the defendant was later arrested and charged. The Magistrate remanded David to prison until February 5, 2020


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