[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two agents of the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) were on Monday, March 10 placed on $150,000 bail for corruptly obtaining money receiving by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
The two men – 27 – year old Quincy Gibson of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara and 29 – year – old David Denny of Section A Block X, Diamond Housing Scheme – both pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on on March 6 at the GNBS office, Sophia Exhibition Centre and being agents employed by GNBS, corruptly obtained from Romona Spencer $150,000 as a reward for forbearing to inspect and approve a motor vehicle to transport fuel.
Police Prosecutor Michael Grant did not object to bail. Gibson was represented by Attorney – at – Law Mark Waldron. He told the court that his client, a father of one has an unblemished record as he pleaded for bail in a reasonable sum.
Meanwhile, Denny was represented Attorney – at – Law Patrice Henry, said that his client was an Inspector II for the past seven years and was also never implicated in such acts.
Bail was granted on condition that they report to Corporal Roopnarine at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters every fortnight and lodge their passport and other travel documents.
The matter was transferred to Magistrate Faith McGusty for report and fixtures on April 8.
The two government workers were nabbed by the police during a sting operation and were caught in the act of accepting the bribe.