Farmers granted $250,000 bail for illegal possession of firearm

Peter Hodge and Sheriff Ameer. [iNews' Photo]

Peter Hodge and Sheriff Ameer. [iNews' Photo]
Peter Hodge and Sheriff Ameer. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Two farmers were placed before the Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 07 to answer a charge of the illegal possession of a firearm.

Sheriff Ameer, 50, of #35 Village and Peter Hodge of 5 Mile Kuru-Kuru denied that on August 16 at 5 Mile, they had in their possession a 12 gauge single barrel shot gun when they are not the holder of a firearm license.

The farmers pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. Police Prosecutor, Simone Payne informed the court that a search was carried out on the camp where both defendants resident and at the time of the discovery, they were three feet away from the firearm.

The Prosecutor also noted that Hodge admitted that one of the men on the camp told him to hide the firearm and objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the offence.

They duo was represented by Attorney – at – Law, James Bond who asked the court to be lenient with his clients, pointing out that the camp is accessible to over twenty workers and that anyone could have placed the weapon there.

Bail was granted in the sum of $250,000 each and they are scheduled to reappear in court on August 10.


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