Charge dismissed against Congress Place alleged shooter; Witness a no – show

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Linden Primo. [iNews' Photo]
Linden Primo. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan – Edmond dismissed the charge of Threatening Behaviour against Linden Primo, the man who was accused of firing a single gunshot during the People National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) 18th Biennial Congress.

The only witness in the case, Akeshaw Barker failed to appear in the Court on several occasions when the case was called; as such the case was dismissed.

Particulars of the charge stated that on Sunday, July 27 at the PNCR’s Headquarters, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he made use of threatening behaviour to Akeshaw Barker, where the breach of the peace maybe occasioned.

According to reports, on the day in question around 09:00 hrs the virtual complainant (VC) was at Congress Place for the Party’s Biennial congress. Later around 13:15 hrs she went to the auditorium door to see a staff when the defendant who was standing approximately seven feet away from her drew a gun from his waist.

He pointed the said gun in her direction and discharged a shot. Subsequently, the matter was reported to the Police, an investigation was carried out and he was charged.

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