Two men were before Magistrate Leron Daly earlier today (Friday) for causing injuries to each other.
Shawn Sam of Lot 74 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown; and Oswald Wayne were both made to answer to the charge of grievous bodily harm at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The charge read that both men on July 20, 2017, at the Stabroek Market area, unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on each other.
Sam, who pleaded not guilty, explained that on the day in question at about 10:00h, he was in the vicinity of Stabroek Market when the mother of his children visited him.
He added he was later informed that the woman, Arlene Allicock, was involved in an altercation with Wayne, who cuffed her to her face.
Sam told the Magistrate that he intervened and was dealt a blow by Wayne to his body with a bench. According to Sam, after he was struck, a scuffle ensued between him and Wayne which led to both of them being injured.
The father of five children was granted bail in the sum of $80,000.
However, Wayne told the court that Allicock is also the mother to two of his children.
He added that he did not cuff her but was indeed involved in a fight with Sam.
However, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail being granted for Wayne since he has breached a bond to keep the peace which was issued by the court some time ago. He was on the bond to keep the peace with Allicock.
The Prosecutor also informed the court that Wayne’s name was called earlier in court and he did not answer, as such, he stated that the accused has no respect for the law.
He was remanded to prison and will return to court on August 11.