A Providence, East Bank Demerara man was on Wednesday slapped with two counts of illegal gun and ammunition possession and appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Steve Anthony Ramdass denied both charges after they were read to him by the Magistrate.
The prosecution is contending that on June 5, 2016, the 30-year-old had a .32 Walter pistol in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence. Also, on the same day at the same location, he had eight live matching rounds.
Ramdass, who resides at Lot 248 Section B, Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara, was represented by Attorney Mark Conway, who in a bail application told the Court his client had never been charged for any offence and did not pose a flight risk.
According to Conway, based on information received, the gun and ammo were not found in his client’s possession but rather in a public minibus in which his client was a passenger. According to the lawyer, Police are not certain that the illegal weapon and ammunition belong to Ramdass.
However, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail and told the Court the weapon was found in Ramdass’s pants pocket.
After listening to both the defence attorney’s and the prosecutor’s submissions, Magistrate McLennan remanded Ramdass to prison. The case will continue on June 29 at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.