Miner who stole from School to spend six months in prison



Manraj Jagnarine was sentenced to six months imprisonment. [iNews' Photo]
Manraj Jagnarine was sentenced to six months imprisonment. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 37-year-old miner was today (Thursday, April 30) sentenced to six months imprisonment by Magistrate Ann McLennan for stealing from the Ketley Primary School.

Manraj Jagnarine pleaded guilty to the charge which noted that on Tuesday, April 29 at Charlestown, Georgetown, he broke and entered the School and stole one bed, one fan, two calculators, two paper punchers, two clocks and two staple machines together valued $22,300.

The man also pleaded not guilty to another offence, which detailed that on the same day at Charlestown, he also stole three gallons of paint valued $15,000, property of Elias Howard.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that the Ketley Primary School is presently undergoing construction and Elias is the contractor. He said on the day in question around 05:00 hrs the security guard made checks at the back of the school and saw the accused fetching the articles mentioned in the charge.

Jones said the security guard subsequently called the police and Jagnarine was arrested. Following his guilty plea to the first charge, the second charge was discharged.



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