Thirty-nine-year-old Ann Maria Bowen pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on May 04 at Cameroon, she was found with four live .38 ammunition rounds, when she was not the holder of a firearm license.
The Police Prosecutor told the court that Bowen was searched while in a minibus when the ammunition was discovered in her bag.
Bowen’s Attorney-at-law, Glen Hanoman said that bullets alone are not dangerous; however he pleaded with the court to grant bail, since his client is likely to be remanded for the next six months, if bail is denied on her first court appearance.
Bail was opposed by Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jones after he cited that no special reasons were presented to the court for such to happen adding that due to the gravity and penalty of the offence bail should be denied.
The prosecution’s objection was overruled and the pregnant woman was granted pretrial liberty. The matter was transferred to Mahdia Magistrate’s Court for July 13.