Conductor secures $200,000 bail on Armed Robbery charge

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Joel Prescott. [iNews' Photo]
Joel Prescott. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Minibus Conductor, plying the Kitty/cambellville route, was today (Monday December 15) ordered to post a $200,000 bail by Magistrate Ann McLennan after answering a robbery under arms charge.

Joel Prescott of Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on November 28 at Georgetown, being together with another and armed with a knife, he robbed Govinda Narine of two cellular phones, one gold band and one gold chain together valued $235,000.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones objected to bail citing the penalty that the offence attracts. The Prosecutor further informed the Court that Narine and Prescott are known to each other and as such may tamper with the victim.

However, the prosecution’s objection was overruled and Prescott was ordered to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday, until the completion of the trial.

The unrepresented man will make his next court appearance on January 07, 2015 before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Magistrate Ann Mclennan, should be placed under investigation. Imagine the bandit had no lawyer to make a bail application, yet this magistrate ignore the prosecutor advice and give bail. I strongly believe this magistrate was asked by Winston Felix, or Basil Williams, to to set the bandit free. I don’t think the magistrate was bribe. I don’t put anything pass the PNC, their track record speaks for itself. Magistrate Ann Mclennan, makes me remember Justice Barnwell.

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