Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty this morning remanded a serving member of the Guyana Prison Service, to prison because she is of the opinion that he has a tendency of disobeying the laws of the country. She is also of the opinion that if bail is granted to him, he would commit another offence.

Forty-three- year-old George Selman, of Charlestown, Georgetown, who is no stranger to the courts was this morning slapped with two charges.

The first charge stated that on February 2,2020 at Hinck Street, Georgetown, he made use of threatening language towards Donella Andrews.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he contravened a protection order made on July 16,2018 in relation to Donella Andrews by coming within 50 feet of her and holding her hand.

Selman denied both charges after they were read to him by the Magistrate.

Selman was represented by Attorney-at-law, Keoma Griffith who asked that his client be released on reasonable bail.

The lawyer, in a failed attempt to secure bail for his client told the court that Selman has been a member of the Prison Service for 21 years and is the sole breadwinner for his four children.

The lawyer further added that his client was in custody for 15 days which is a breach of his constitutional rights.

He further went on to tell the court that since the protection order was taken out in 2018, the victim was still in a relationship with his client and would frequently visit his home.

However, Police Prosecutor Delon Sullivan, strongly objected to bail being granted to the defendant. The prosecutor told the court that the protection order was consented by the defendant and it clearly shows that he has no regards for any court in this country.

The Magistrate, after listening to the facts remanded Selman to prison until February 26.

In 2017, Selman was charged for assaulting an orderly at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, even though the magistrate spoke to him on four occasions about his behaviour.

Selman was also previously charged for assaulting a minor school girl, but the matter was dismissed.


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