Julius Mootoo, 39, of Lot 80 of Lot 80 Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Corentyne Berbice, was yesterday charged with Causing Public Terror and carrying an offensive weapon.

The accused appeared at Whim Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Ravindranauth Singh, where the charge was read to him and he pleaded guilty.

As a result, he was sentenced to two separate 18-month terms of imprisonment to run concurrently.

According to police, Mootoo on August 9, 2021, barged into the Whim Magistrate Court compound with a cutlass requesting the whereabouts of Magistrate Renita Singh.

As a result, the clerk of court raised an alarm and summoned a Gazetted Officer and a party of police who immediately intervened and secured all the persons in the compound.

Efforts were made to arrest the suspect.

On 13th August 2021, acting upon information received, a party of police went to Miss Phoebe, where Mootoo was located and taken into custody.


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