Three employees, who admitted to beating and robbing their boss of a quantity of raw gold at Sandhill/Oku Landing, after he refused to pay them were yesterday remanded to prison for the offence.

Those charged are Christopher James, 20, Jermaine Melville, 19, both of Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, and 23-year-old Dellon Benjamin of Suddie, Sandhill Creek.
The men appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert at the Bartica Magistrate Court where they were charged via Skype.

The trio was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on
June 26, at Sand Hill Oku Landing, Mazaruni, Region Seven, they assaulted and robbed their employer, Adam Da Silva of 14.2 pennyweights of raw gold. They were remanded to prison until July 27.

According to information, on the day in question at around 17:30 hrs, 62-year-old Da Silva of Boa Vista, Brazil/Sandhill Landing was confronted by the trio who assaulted him and robbed him over unpaid monies.

He suffered a fractured leg and multiple lacerations about his body and was admitted to the Bartica Regional Hospital.

The matter was then reported to the police and following an investigation, the trio was apprehended and they admitted to the crime. The stolen gold was also recovered.


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