A father of 2, who is accused of having an unlicensed firearm in his possession, was moments ago remanded to prison.
Twenty-seven-year-old Terrence Primo, a taxi driver of 14 Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Primo denied the charge which stated that on January 22, 2020, at Leopold Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession one .38 revolver when he was not the holder of a firearm license enforced at the time.
The unrepresented man, in addressing the court stated,” The gun is not mine but it was in my vehicle.”
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss stated that on the day in question, at around 13:50 hrs, police acting on information went to Leopold Street, where they saw motor car PTT 7817 parked and the defendant acting in a suspicious manner.
The officers approached the car and asked to carry out a search.
It was then that the firearm was found under the driver’s seat in his presence. He was then told of the allegation, arrested and taken into custody.
The prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegation and the penalty the charge attracts.
The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded the defendant to prison.
He was instructed to make his next court appearance on January 31.