False injury claim led to case being dismissed by Magistrate

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DSC05079Forty – three – year old Deodat Singh of Quamina Street, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Ann Mc Lenna charged with unlawful wounding.

Singh pleaded guilty with an explanation. It was alleged that on August 11 at Quamina Street, the accused committed the offence against Albert Geoffrey.

According to the police prosecutor, on the day in question both men who shared a building were at home when the complainant Albert Geoffrey went to Singh’s room and removed several window curtains which he loan to him.

The prosecutor said the accused became annoyed and dealt the complainant a chop above his left eye. However, the story took a different direction when the complainant showed up in court with only a minor cut above his eye and not a chop as was indicated by the prosecutor.

The complainant was asked to provide the court with a medical certificate which stated that he sustained only a minor abrasion above his eye. Based on this fact, the Magistrate reprimanded Singh and dismissed the case.

Both men were also bonded to keep the peace for 12 months, failure to which they will spend five months in prison. [Royan Abrams]

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