Parika fisherman granted $120,000 bail over chopping incident

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A fisherman was granted bail earlier today (Monday) after he appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court charged for chopping another man.

Forty-nine-year-old Randolph Anfermee of Parika Junction, East Bank Essequibo, made his appearance before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.
He initially pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that while at Parika on July 2, 2017, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Wazim Subhan.

The accused told the court that he was first attacked by the Virtual Complainant (VC) with a fork and only took up a cutlass to defend himself.

He told Magistrate Liverpool that he did not intend to chop the VC but stated that it was an accident for which he is sorry. Following his explanation, a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

Police Prosecutor Sherwin Matthews however objected to bail being granted to the accused as he failed to provide a fixed address to the court. He also objected on the grounds that the defendant was brought to court on an arrest warrant.

Magistrate Liverpool initially remanded the defendant to prison but later granted him bail in the sum of $120,000.

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