Parliament employee, friend remanded for possession of gun, ammo


[]A man and a woman of Lot 315 BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara facing charges of unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition were refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Andrew Kirton and Candacy Girard – an Assistant Clerk at the Special Committee of Parliament, both pleaded not guilty to the charges, which alleged that on Saturday, January 25 at Lot 315 BB Eccles, they had in their  possession one .23 pistol with 10 live matching rounds, when they were not holders of a firearm license.

Attorney – at – Law Latchmi Rahamat represented the duo and told the Court that her clients had no knowledge of the firearm and ammunition. She said on that day, police were conducting raids at ‘Tiger bay’, Agricola and Eccles.

The defence lawyer said her clients do not reside at the address stated by the police and are residing at another address. She said they were picked up by ranks earlier and taken on a joy ride and during the search they were taken to CID Head quarters where they were told that the weapon was found in a jacket hanging on a bedroom door.

Counsel pointed out that her clients have unblemished records. Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant objected to bail citing the nature and prevalence of the offence and the case was transferred to Providence Court for January 29.



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