[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 28 – year – old plumber charged with unlawful possession of ammunition was today remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
Calvin Dover pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that said on July 22 at Georgetown, he had two 9mm live rounds of ammunition on his possession, when he was not the holder of a firearm license.
According to the allegations, on that day around 18:00 hrs, Dover was arrested pending investigations into discharging a loaded firearm.
He was taken to the Alberttown police station where a search was conducted on his person and two 9mm live rounds of ammunition and one metal police badge were found in his back pants pocket.
He was told of the offence committed and subsequently arrested and charged.
Attorney-at-law, Adrian Thompson represented the defendant and told the Court that his client was at a ‘wake’ where there was a confrontation about a firearm and he was questioned whether he was the holder of a license or not.
According to the defence counsel, the police were called and they claimed that they found the ammunition on his client.
Thompson said there was an explosion in which persons ran away from the scene and his client remained and was later arrested and taken to the police station where he was kept in custody since Tuesday last.
Thompson said his client was placed on an ID parade but he did not fit the description.
However, bail was refused bail and Dover will return to Court August 13.