[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 30-year-old Pork Knocker, who allegedly tossed a firearm in a trench during a police patrol exercise on July 09, appeared before Magistrates Ann McLennan on Monday, July 13, charged with the unlawful possession of a handgun when he is not the holder of a firearm license.
Orin David of Lot 89 Laing Avenue, Georgetown, was remanded to prison after pleading not guilty to the charge. He also pleaded not guilty to the charge of having in his possession 12 matching live rounds of ammunition.
David, who was unrepresented by legal counsel, told the court that on the night in question, he was stopped and searched by ranks on a routine exercise and subsequently placed to sit in a police van.
He said two or three hours later, the police came with a gun and said they found it in a trench and that it belongs to him. However, his explanation was refuted by Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jones, who told the Court that a police rank saw when the weapon was thrown into the trench.
Bail was refused and the matter stands adjourned to July 30 for report. iNews had reported that a police rank had stripped down to his underwear to retrieve the weapon from the trench.