[www.inewsguyana.com] – Forty – Seven – year – old Miner, Gary Banker was remanded to prison until August 15 by Magistrate Ann McLennan for refusing to pay his taxi fare.
Banker pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on August 11 at Cornhill Street, Georgetown, he inquired a debt from Fitzroy Grant by obtaining credit for the amount of $5,000 by the means of travelling in motorcar HC 1153 and refused to pay the fare.
He was ordered to pay the taxi driver by August 15; failure to do so will see him being further remanded until September 5. The Court heard that he resides with his sister at Ruimzeight, West Coast Demerara and works at Buck Hall in the interior.
According to the Prosecution’s facts, on that day the defendant was a passenger and hired the taxi to take him from Cornhill Street to Parika for the sum of $5,000 and upon arrival at his destination, he refused to pay the fee.