[www.inewsguyana.com] – Four men charged with the illegal possession of a gun and ammunition were granted bail on Tuesday, July 21 by City Magistrate, Ann McLennan.
Twenty – year – old Kevin Ashley, a contractor of 452 Section ‘B’ Sophia; Ruel Garner, 24, of 435 North East La Penitence; Delson Wayne, 28, a construction worker of 27 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme and Roxel Nehaul of Jackson Dam Mandela Avenue, all pleaded not guilty to the charges read to them.
The four are accused of having in their possession .22 revolver on July 18, at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty when they were not the owners of firearm licences; they are also accused of having three .22 rounds of ammunition.
They were granted bail in the sum of $125,000 bail on each of the charges and the quartet is expected to make their next court appearance on August 03.
Police prosecutor Dinero Jones told the court that the police received certain information and intercepted a motorcar at Sandy Babb Street, in which the four were in.
According to the prosecutor, the ranks approached the car, after suspecting that the four planned to execute a robbery and requested to search it, during which the firearm and ammunition were found under the driver’s seat.
Garner was represented by Attorney-at-law, James Bond who requested that his client be placed on reasonable bail after informing the court that he is a teacher at a Masjid and not the owner of the motor car.
Meanwhile, the other three accused were unrepresented. The police prosecutor objected to bail on then nature, gravity and penalty attached to the offence.
His objection was however overruled and the four were ordered to report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Kitty Police Station every Friday.