[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – five – year old Naipaul Basdeoram of Lot 03 Railway Embankment, Good Hope East Coast Demerara was placed before Magistrate Fabayo Azore,charged with receiving stolen property and the illegal departure from the shores of Guyana.
It is alleged that between October 05, 2014 and July 15, 2015 at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, he received one Guyana Passport in favour of Michael Yagram knowing same to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.
It is also alleged that on August 26, 2015, he left the shores of Guyana illegally, by way of Springlands, Berbice, which is not a Port of entry/departure en route to Suriname.
He pleaded guilty to both offenses. The Attorney for the accused explained that his client is a businessman and does not pose a flight risk.
His Lawyer said that although his client has another pending matter at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court for the offense of unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition, he has never once missed a court date appearance.
According to the Lawyer, Basdeoram is remorseful for leaving Guyana the way he did. As such, Magistrate Azore fined Basdeoram $30,000; failure to pay the fine will result in 6 months imprisonment.