$250,000 bail for Farmer accused of setting wife’s house on fire

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Henry Joseph. [iNews' Photo
Henry Joseph. [iNews’ Photo
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A farmer of Koberima Village, Mabaruma, was placed on $250,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for allegedly setting fire to his wife’s house.

Henry Joseph pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on Monday, October 27 at Koberima Village, Mabaruma, in the North West District, he set fire to the house of Vivian Joseph, with intent to injure or disfigure the said victim.

The Court heard that the virtual complainant (VC) and the defendant are married with one child and on the day in question, they had a misunderstanding over money. The defendant allegedly consumed alcohol and then decided to set fire to the house.

Representing the defendant was Attorney – at – Law, Mark Conway, who requested bail in a reasonable sum stating that his client does have any prior or pending matters.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant did not oppose bail. The case was transferred to Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court for November 17.

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