Man, woman charged with abduction of Bhena’s Footwear employee

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Viola Morrison. [iNews' Photo]
Viola Morrison. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A man and a woman held for abducting Bhena’s Footwear Employee were released on $500,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Thursday, May o7.

Viola Morrison, 48, and Dexter John, 34, both pleaded not guilty to the charge of abduction. It is alleged that on Monday, May 4 at Regent Street, Georgetown, they abducted Xanier Waaldijk, causing him to be wrongfully restrained.

The prosecution revealed that the victim was about to enter his place of work when he was confronted by an identifiable man who pushed him into the vehicle and speed off; however later that afternoon he was released unhurt.

Dexter John. [iNews' Photo]
Dexter John. [iNews’ Photo]
The CCTV footage was reviewed during the police investigation and the entire ordeal was shown which led to the arrest of both defendants, the court heard.

Leon Waaldijk
Xanier Waaldijk

Bail was not objected to by Police Prosecutor Corporal Bharrat Mangru, despite the serious nature of the offence. The matter was adjourned and the duo will return to court on June 1.

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