A twenty-five-year-old technician was hauled before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts earlier today (Thursday), for allegedly presenting to a law enforcement officer at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) a forged firearm license approval letter in favour of himself, after he was denied permission by the Commissioner of Police.
Jerimah Noerhamid who was represented by Legal Counsel Tiffany Jeffrey denied the charge which detailed that on September 25, 2017, with intent to defraud he uttered the forged letter to Kizia Carrington, (a GRA agent), purporting to show that same was issued by the office of the Commissioner of Police, knowing same to be false.
It is alleged that the defendant purchased an air gun online earlier this year, and shipped same to Guyana but was unable to uplift the weapon from the Shipping Corporation in absence of a permit issued by the Commissioner of Police. His attempt to secure approval from the Commissioner’s office proved futile, causing the defendant to prepare an imitated, along with a forged signature which he presented to the GRA as instructed, in order that he may clear the weapon.
The letter was discovered to be forged when it came under the scrutiny of officials at the GRA, corroborated by the office of the Commissioner of Police which denied any knowledge of issuing such approval.
Meanwhile, his Attorney attested that her client received the approval letter by way of mail through the Post Office.
The matter continues on October 5, 2017.