Former Press and Publicity Officer in the Office of the President under the PPP Government, Kwame McCoy, along with Sean Hinds and Jason Abdulla, made their first court appearance this morning at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court in relation to ‘throwing faeces’ into the face of well-known newspaper columnist and social activist Freddie Kissoon almost six years ago.
The trio were charged with the May 2010 unlawful assault of the newspaper columnist. The attorneys representing the trio at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court this morning requested that the matter be tried before a judge and a jury.
INews understands that the prosecution did not raise any objection to having bail granted to the defendants, providing that they report to the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on a weekly basis.
Bail was granted in the sum of $100,000 each and the trio was conditioned to lodge their passports as well as report to CID each week. They are expected to make their next court appearance on March 11. (Kristen Macklingam)