A 21-year-old construction worker was today remanded to prison after being charged for illegal possession of arms and ammunition.
Dextroy Skeete of Victoria Village, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The first charge stated that on January 19, 2020 at Bourda, Georgetown, he had in his possession one .32 pistol without being the holder of a firearm license enforced at the time.
It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he had in his possession two live .32 ammunition when he was not the holder of a license firearm enforced at the time.
Skeete denied both charges after they were read to him by the Magistrate.
He was represented by attorney-at-law Everton Lammy Singh who asked that his client be released on bail. The lawyer told the court that his client was kept in custody beyond 72 hours and that the gun and ammunition were not found in his possession.
However, police Prosecutor Delon Sullivan strongly objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the penalty the change attracts.
Facts presented in the matter stated that on the day in question, ranks acting on information went to Bourda Market where they made contact with the defendant. A search was then carried out on his possession and the firearm was found in a bag in he had in his possession.
The Magistrate, after listening to both parties, remanded him to prison until February 12 for statements.