Man charged after uplifting cell phone for Housing Minister under false pretense

Damion Bailey [iNews’ Photo]

Damion Bailey [iNews’ Photo]
Damion Bailey [iNews’ Photo]
[] – A 39 – year – old man accused of pretending that Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali sent him to uplift a high-end cellular phone from a Robb Street store, was granted $75,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Friday, January 30.

Damion Bailey of Friendship, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy to obtain by false pretense charge. The Court heard that on Thursday, January 29 about 10:30 hours, Bailey went to A.N. Electronics Store on Robb Street and approached a Manager, where he claimed that the Minister sent him to uplift a Samsung S5 valued $120,000 on his behalf.

The police were alerted of the situation and they arrested Bailey. Bail was granted and Bailey will make his next court appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on February 05.

Bailey was brought on a similar charge before. Last year, he was accused of uplifting a cellular phone at the Digicel Head Office on Barrack Street, Kingston on behalf of Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee.

That case was subsequently dismissed for want of prosecution on January 07.



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