Businessman charged for abusing Colwyn Harding

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The Businessman: Silvanus Jasper. [iNews' Photo]
The Businessman: Silvanus Jasper. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Twenty-one-year-old businessman of Lot 70 Eldorado Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, was today (Wednesday, March 5) fined $20,000 on charges of abusive language and threatening behaviour committed against Colwyn Harding.

Silvanus Jasper appeared before Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond and pleaded guilty to both offences. It is alleged that on Wednesday, February 26 at Princes and Adelaide Street, Georgetown; he made use of threatening behaviour and abusive language to Harding.

Cadet Officer Collin Primus, prosecuting, told the Court that on the day in question at around 05:20 hrs the defendant confronted Harding and accused him of being part of a robbery that took place at his home. During the confrontation, he drew a gun and made threats to Harding.

Attorney – at – Law, Jonas Coddett said Jasper lives at a family’s residence where he is also employed. The Court heard that his duties entail purchasing goods and send it to their Matthews Ridge business location at least two to three days per week.

The Lawyer said that the goods are usually stored at his home, which was broken into by thieves and this irritated his client.

Jasper, with no prior conviction was fined $10,000 with an alternative of three months imprisonment on each charge and his lawyer requested some time for him to pay the fine.

Colwyn Harding is the young man who accused police officers attached to the Timehri Police Station of raping him with a police baton in November 2013. This matter is still under investigation. 

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