Stabroek Market Labourers remanded to prison

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Ramzan Mohamed and Rajesh Roshan exit the Georgetown Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Ramzan Mohamed and Rajesh Roshan exit the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]A jointly charged duo arraigned on a simple larceny offence was remanded to prison when they appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty.

Rajesh Roshan, 36, of B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, and Ramzan Mohamed, 25, of Crown Dam Industry, East Coast Demerara, both pleaded guilty with an explanation to the charge which alleged that on December 5 at Stabroek Market Area, Georgetown, they stole from motorcar PFF 1126 a quantity of items that include one Republic of Guyana Passport, one Guyana national identification card (ID), one driver’s license, one black bag, one Sony camera, one Alcatel cellular phone and T-mobile cellular phone, together value $39,500, property of Deochand Singh.

Roshan, a labourer at Stabroek market in his defense stated that he did not steal the items but received them to sell. He complained to Magistrate McGusty that he was taken to East Coast of Demerara where he received a beating. He pointed out visible marks stating that he made a report to the police and nothing was done.

The defendant pleaded that he has been working very hard fetching bags for people at the market for four months to make his daily bread and never stole from anyone.

Mohamed also gave a similar explanation to the court, and based on the explanation both unrepresented defendants gave, a not guilty plea was entered by the Magistrate.

Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman successfully objected to bail citing that after the virtual complainant (VC) parked his car and went to conduct his business, the offence was committed.  The duo will return to Court on December 20.

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