[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 47 – year – old Minibus Driver of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown will spend the next six months in prison for assault.
Shamal Shivnarine was sentence on Monday (January 13) by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he made his appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
He pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on Monday, January 6 at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty he unlawfully assaulted Alancia Howard.
Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the Court that the virtual complainant (VC) is a post woman attached to Guyana Post Office (GPO) and previously shared a relationship with the defendant.
He said that on the day in question the VC was on duty at Sandy Babb Street, when she was confronted by Shivnarine who told her that he cannot forget what she did to him. An argument ensued and he dealt her several cuffs about her face and body.
According to the defendant, he was recently convicted for a similar matter with the same. He said on the day in question, after serving six months in prison, he asked Howard to return his NIS card and Drivers’ License, but she refused.
He revealed to the Court that the previous issue occurred after he caught her in a compromising position with a policeman.
Shivnarine in tears begged Magistrate Latchman to be lenient, stating that he is not a bad person.