Duo accused of robbing minibus passengers remanded

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Jermaine Daley
Jermaine Daley

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men, accused of robbing passengers in a minibus, were refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Thursday, May 28.

Jermaine Daley, 22, of Lot 44 Cooper Street, Albouystown, and 22 – year – old Akeem Charles of Lot 178 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to robbery charges.

Particulars of the first charge stated that on Monday, May 25 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara, being together they robbed Bibi Razia Khan of one shoulder bag, one purse, $35,000 cash, one GBTI card and other documents together valued $40,000.

The other offence stated that on the same day at Agricola, being together they robbed Bibi Khan of one gold chain valued $80,000.

Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves told the court that on the day in question around 10:45 hrs Razia and Khan joined a route 42 minibus en route to Georgetown along with the two accused.

Akeem Charles.
Akeem Charles.

The court heard that Daley and Charles requested the driver to stop at Flour Mill Road, Agricola, after which Daley allegedly cuffed Khan to her face and relieved her of a gold chain. Meanwhile, Charles is accused of taking away the articles belonging to Razia. Subsequently, they made good with their escape and the minibus driver took both victims to the police station.

According to the Prosecutor, the driver returned with the police to search for the two accused men when they were identified on a bicycle. They were remanded and the matter was adjourned to June 12, for report and fixtures of trial.

It should be noted that when the men were being escorted out of the Court, Daley attempted to escape from police custody; however he was caught by the police and placed in the court lock ups.

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