A porter was on Tuesday arraigned on a robbery under arms charge after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Akeem Sinclair of Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown denied the allegation which stated that on July 29, in the vicinity of Longden Street, Georgetown, while he was in the company of another and being armed with a gun he robbed money changer Ricford Richardson, 60, of $120,000 cash.
The prosecution is contending that on the day in question the defendant went to Longden Street where the virtual complainant operates a money changing business and demanded that he hand over the cash that he had in his possession.
Further, it was related that after being fearful for his life Richardson handed over the money.
The accused then brandished a gun and shot the victim once to his upper body before escaping on a waiting motorcycle.
Richardson was picked up by public spirited persons and rushed to the Georgetown Public hospital where he was admitted as a patient.
The prosecution’s submission was upheld and Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan remanded the father of one to prison.
He will make his next court appearance on August 31.