Global Tech student, friend caught with gun, ammo at Ogle Airport

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Jameen Farheem hides his face as he leaves the Georgetown Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Jameen Farheem hides his face as he leaves the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Two men were remanded to prison on Friday, December 20 for the illegal possession of firearm when they appeared before Chief Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

A twenty-year-old student of Global Technology, Jameen Farheem of Guyhoc Park and Phillips McPherson, 20 of B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on Thursday, December 19 at Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara they had in their possession one .45 pistol, without being the lawful holder of a firearm license.

They also denied the second charge which alleged that on the same day at Ogle, they had in their possession four live rounds of .45 ammunition.

Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the Court that on the day in question at Air Services, it was observed by a security officer that McPherson handed over the firearm to Farheem.

Mangru said that the security officer informed the police and a subsequent searched was carried out and the weapon was recovered.

Attorney- at – Law Euclin Gomes represented Farheem and argued that his facts are contrary to what the prosecution has presented to the court and his client denied any knowledge of this allegation.

The lawyer requested bail in a reasonable sum stating that Farheem has no antecedent and is presently pursuing a course in computer technician and repairs.

Phillips McPherson. [iNews' Photo]
Phillips McPherson. [iNews’ Photo]
However, bail was refused and the matter was transferred to Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court for Monday, December 23.

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