[www.inewsguyana.com] – Four men appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer charges of robbery under arms and unlawful possession of firearm. They were all remanded to prison.
Three of them, Ruel Williams, 32 of Lot 657 Industrial Area, McKenzie; Wesley Griffith, 19 of Lot 283 Thomas Street and Nellon Brummel, a 27-year-old porter of Lot 27 Lower Kara Kara, all of Linden, were not required to plea to six robbery charges.
It is alleged that on Friday, January 31 at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, being armed with a gun they robbed Martina Ramdehol of $400,000 cash.
The second charge stated that on the same day, they robbed Nafeeza Ramdehol of one gold ring, one gold chain and Blackberry cellular phone together valued $107,000.
The third charge stated that on the same day they robbed Koolali Ramdehol of two gold rings valued $50,000.
The fourth charge alleged that they robbed Daveanand Ramdehol of one motor car PRR 4501, two gold rings and one gold chain together valued $3,405,000.
The fifth charge said they robbed Lalta Ramdehol of a quantity of jewellery, among other items together valued $228,000.
The sixth charge said they robbed Ryan Ramdehol of quantity of items which include gold jewellery, and cellular phones valued in excess of $600,000.
Griffith was also charged with Clifton Orina of Lot 280 McKenzie, Linden. It is alleged that on Sunday, February 2 at McKenzie Linden, they had one shot gun and three live cartridges, without being holders of a firearm license.
Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that the complainants live in the same home, and at around 20:13 hrs that day, they were all at home, when Griffith, Brummel and Williams, were armed with a gun and demanded the articles mentioned in the charge.
They made good there escape with the car belonging to Daveanand Ramdehol. Acting on information, the car was retrieved and further investigations led to the arrest of the Griffith and Brummel. The Court heard that these two gave the police information which led to Williams, who was found with one of the cell phones in his possession.
The Prosecutor said that on February 2, after questioning, Griffith told the Police he gave the shot gun to Orina. The gun was then recovered at Orina’s home.
Attorney – at – Law Gordon Gilhuys represented Griffith and Willaims and told the Court that Griffith was beaten by the Police. The lawyer pointed to his client’s forehead, abdomen, hands, scrotum and knee which have visible marks and substance running from his ears.
They were remanded to prison and the case was transferred to Christianburg Magistrate’s Court for February 11.