[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – seven – year old Edward McCullen was remanded to prison on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition.
McCullen of Lot 67 South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied the allegation which read that on December 20 at Georgetown he had in his possession a .22 revolver without being the holder of a firearm license.
McCullen also denied the allegation which read that on the same occasion, he had in his possession 19 live rounds of .22 ammunition.
The unrepresented accused made his own bail application alleging that he was beaten by police officers and was not shown any of the alleged illegal items.
McCullen told the court that he was at August Beverages on Princes Street conversing with a few female associates, when police ranks came and attacked him from behind, knocking him unconscious in the process.
“I wake up in the lock up with blood on my clothes and the officers ain’t telling me nothing. Next thing yuh know they carry me in Campbellville Police Outpost,” the accused related.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones related that ranks on mobile patrol saw the accused at the establishment with the gun in his possession. When the officers approached Mc Cullen, he reportedly told them that he was a serving member of the Police Force.
The police nevertheless searched him and found the gun along with matching ammunition in his possession.
Jones revealed that the accused got aggressive with the Police officers, forcing them to use force to apprehend him. It was also revealed that the accused was previously charged for a similar offence.
Bail was refused and the accused was remanded to prison. The matter was transferred to Court Three for January 18.