5 years jail for man who killed UG employee during accident

Balgobin Persaud. [iNews' Photo]

Balgobin Persaud. [iNews' Photo]
Balgobin Persaud. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Sixty – nine – year – old Balgobin Persaud, a driver, was sentenced to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the offense of dangerous driving.

Persaud of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara was found guilty by Magistrate Ann McLennan for the offence which states that he drove a Forklift in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of Latchman Sukdeo.

Sukdeo, who was an employee of the University of Guyana’s Library Department, was struck down on August 06, 2014 at Dennis Street, Campbellville Georgetown.

Persaud pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first court appearance and was placed on $1M bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The prosecution facts stated that on the day in question at around 08:00 hrs, Persaud drove out from Crown’s Mining and turned West into Dennis Street when he collided with Sukdeo, who was a riding a motorcycle.

Sukdeo received injuries and later succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital.



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