Porter slapped with robbery under arms charge

first_img…begs Magistrate for bailA porter attached to August Beverages located on Norton and Green Streets, Georgetown could face prison time if found culpable of a robbery under arms charge.Akeem Sinclair, of Lot 237 Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown, denied the allegation when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday.The charge stated that on July 29, 2018 in the vicinity of Longden Street, Georgetown, while Sinclair was in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed money changer Ricford Richardson of $120,000.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, the defendant went to Longden Street, Georgetown where the Virtual Complainant (VC) operated a money-changing business and demanded that he handed over his cash.The court heard that the accused then brandished a gun and shot the victim once to his lower body. It was after the shots were fired that the VC being fearful for hisAkeem Sinclair bows his head as he is escorted to prisonlife, handed over the money. Sinclair then escaped on a waiting motorcycle.The injured money changer was picked up by public-spirited persons and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted as a patient.In a bail application on his own behalf, Sinclair told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he was picked up by a friend, who offered him a ride home. “I didn’t know, me ain’t know nothing,” he exclaimed.Moreover, the young man pleaded with the Magistrate to be lenient with him, since he was a first-time father with a one-week-old baby.The Prosecutor objected to bail, and his submission was upheld by the Chief Magistrate. The case will continue on August 31, 2018.last_img

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