[www.inewsguyana.com] – A vagrant was today (Thursday, October 30), remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for allegedly stealing a rabbit and a bicycle.
Michael Jairam pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that between October 17 and 18 at Stabroek Market, Georgetown he stole one bicycle valued $20,000 and one brown rabbit, property of Debra Douglas.
Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that on October 17 at Stabroek market, the virtual complainant (VC) secured her rabbit and the bicycle at her business place and left for home.
Upon her return, she discovered the articles missing. The matter was reported to the police and ranks acting on information contacted the defendant. He then reportedly confessed to the crime and was arrested and charged.
The unrepresented man told the Court that every morning he purchases cabbage for the rabbit. He denied stealing both items and informed the Court that the rabbit was given to him by a watchman.
The Police Prosecutor successfully opposed bail on the grounds that Jairam does not have a fix place of abode and if granted bail he may not return for his trial.
The Prosecution’s objection was upheld and the matter was transferred before Magistrate Dylon Bess for November 3.