Reg. 6 sports officer remanded for threatening ex-wife with knives near police station

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Godwyn Allicock

A sports officer in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) has been remanded after he allegedly armed himself with two knives and began to threaten his ex-wife in the vicinity of the New Amsterdam Police Station on Tuesday.

Godwyn Allicock, 42, of Rose Hall Town Corentyne, was charged with threatening behaviour and possession of offensive weapons.

He appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh and pleaded not guilty to both charges and was remanded until January 5.

The Magistrate also ordered that he undergo a mental evaluation. As such Allicock was taken to the National Psychiatric Hospital in New Amsterdam where he is expected to remain until January 5.

Allicock, who is employed by the Regional Democratic Council, and his reputed wife Venetta Thomas, who is the Deputy Regional Executive Officer for the Region, separated a few months ago.

It is alleged that Allicock made threatening remarks to Thomas on Tuesday and as such, she went to the police station to make a report.

It was there and in the presence of police officers that Allicock whipped out two knives and allegedly made more threats to the woman.

The woman was rushed to a safe location as the officers tried to disarm Allicock. He was then arrested.