[www.inewsguyana.com] – A father of four was charged with the death of former World Boxing Champion, Andrew ‘Six Heads” Lewis, who died on Monday, May 04 in an accident on the East Bank of Demerara.
Thirty-three-year old Mannex Powers of Lot 102 Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown was charged with causing death by dangerous driving before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine to which he pleaded not guilty.
Powers, a Miner, was placed on $250,000 bail for the offence which alleged that on May 04 at New Hope Public Road, East Bank Demerara he drove motorcar PNN 596 in manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Lewis.
The prosecution did not reveal the details to the court and no objection to bail was raised by Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru. Police investigations revealed that Lewis was riding a bicycle, when it is alleged that he suddenly turned across the road and was struck down by the motor vehicle.
Representing Powers was Attorney-at-law, Peter Hugh, who told the court that the incident was an unfortunate one, which could have happened to anyone.
According to the defence, Powers was proceeding south along the East Bank road in the same direction as Lewis when the former Boxing Champion suddenly served in front the vehicle which was driven by Powers.
According to the lawyer, his client does not have any pending or prior matters and begged that bail be granted in a reasonable sum.
Bail was granted on condition that Powers report to the subordinate officer at Grove Police Station on Fridays, fortnightly commencing on May 22. The matter was adjourned to June 8.