Robert Papie Doe and Anthony Davies were not required to plead to the indictable offence of false pretense, which alleged that on March 13, 2014 at Corriverton, Corentyne Berbice, with intent to defraud, they obtained the sum of US$51,340 which is equivalent to G$10M, from Krishnanand Jaichan also known as Harichan, by falsely pretending to be in possession of electrical appliances.
However, they pleaded not guilty to the second charge, which alleged that on November 27 at Springlands Corentyne, Berbice; they entered Guyana by sea and failed to present themselves to an immigration officer.
Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the court that on March 13, the duo met with Jaichan and told him that they import electrical appliances for sale.
Subsequently, Jaichan and the duo entered into a business deal during which he paid them $10M to supply him with the electrical appliances but they never did so.
The court heard that later on November 27 they entered Guyana at Springlands and headed to Aracari Resort, West Bank Demerara. Police acting on information and arrested the men.
The police Prosecutor successfully opposed bail on the grounds of the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and if granted bail, the men may not return for their trial, since they entered Guyana illegally.
The Prosecution’s objection was upheld and the matter was transferred to Springlands Court for December 04.