Port Kaituma man charged with illegal possession of gun, ammo

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A Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD) miner was on Thursday denied bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was slapped with two counts of illegal ammunition and gun possession charges.

Roberto Miggins, 25, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 31,2016, in the NWD he had one .38 revolver in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence.

Roberto Miggins
REMANDED: Roberto Miggins

He also denied the other charge which stated on the same day at the same location, he had in his possession five rounds of .38 ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.

Defence Attorney Euclin Gomes told the court the gun and ammunition were found in the riverine area of the mining camp, and his client being the only person there at the time, apart from law enforcement, was accused.

Gomes made an application for reasonable bail to be granted to his client on this ground. However, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail and told the Court that no special reason was provided by the defence.

The prosecution’s facts stated on the day in question, the firearm was found in the pocket of the accused. Jeffers also added that a caution statement was tendered, where the defendant admitted to being the owner of the gun and ammunition.

Miggins was remanded to prison until August 3, 2016, when the matter would be heard in the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.

 

 

 

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