Real estate agent charged with threatening Minister’s life

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Accused: Nigel Reid

A real estate agent was on Tuesday morning brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for reportedly threatening the Junior Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valarie Garrido-Lowe after behaving disorderly at the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.

Nigel Reid, 47, of Prince and Laing Streets, Georgetown was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Tiffany Durant.

He denied that on August 7, at the Ministry’s Office located on 251-252 Cummings Street, Georgetown he behaved in a disorderly manner in a public place whereby a breach of peace was occasioned.

According to Attorney Durant, her client was seeking justice for a rape victim which is proving difficult. She noted that his outburst was as a result of frustration on the part of the defendant.

However, Police Prosecutor, Deniro Jones in disclosing the facts of the case, told the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan that Reid visited the Ministry and requested to speak with the Minister but after not being able to meet with the Minister he became enraged and hurled profanities, while behaving in a disorderly manner, prompting the Minister to have him escorted from the building.

At around 13:15h the said day, Reid allegedly placed a call to the said Ministry’s secretary threatening to kill the Minister.

As such, he was arrested and later charged with the offence.

Reid was however granted bail in the sum of $10,000, was ordered to stay 50 feet away from the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and to make weekly reports at the Alberttown Police Station.

He was also placed on a bond to be on good behaviour until the completion of the trial into the matter.

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