Labourer remanded after beating common law wife for refusing to have sex

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Clyde Forde was remanded to prison. [iNews' Photo]
Clyde Forde was remanded to prison. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 23 – year – old labourer of Adelaide Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm was remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Clyde Forde pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on Friday, March 14 at Fifth Street, Alberttown he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm to Revelana Smith.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones successfully objected to bail stating that the virtual complainant is the father of the defendant’s child and if granted bail he may interfere with her, as is habitual.

The Prosecutor said that on the day in question, Forde was forcing Smith to have sexual intercourse with him and after she refused, he took an iron and burn her. He said the two then had a misunderstanding, when the accused pulled out a .32 silver revolver and dealt her some lashes.

The Court also heard that the accused kicked and cuffed the woman about her body. Jones said the gun was not recovered and the investigations are still ongoing.

Meanwhile, Smith said that she does not wish to proceed with the charge against the defendant, since he is her child father.

Magistrate McLennan said, “Oh yes! He burn and hit you and you don’t want to go ahead with the matter? You need to talk to the Clerk about protection order”.

He was remanded to prison until April 8.

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