[www.inewsguyana.com] – Venezuelan Soldier Johnny Ventura Gomez Revas was further remanded today by Magistrate Ann McLennan on unlawful possession of firearm, ammunition and discharging a loaded firearm.
The charge against the foreigner alleged that on December 5, at Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni he discharged a loaded firearm at Johangalo Joveira with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause grievous bodily harm.
It is also alleged that on the same day he had in possession one Taurus .9mm pistol, when he was not a licensed firearm holder.
In addition to that, he was charged with having in his possession 9 live matching rounds of 9mm ammunition.
On his first appearance, Attorney Mark Conway during a fail application told the Court that his client is a Sergeant for the past seven years with an unblemished record.
Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones on that day opposed bail on the grounds that no special reason was given by the defence and the penalty these charges attract.
On that day, the Consulate Officer for the Venezuelan Embassy Heriderto Villegal and Head of the Venezuela Military at the Eteringbang Landing Ricardo Riera were presented in the Court.
The Prosecution’s objection was upheld for all clarification to be cleared up regarding the case.
Today, Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that the charges will be proceeding against the defendant.
However, Attorney Ganesh Heera made a bail application which was denied. He explained that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was under the impression that the defendant shot at a Guyanese.
Prosecutor Grant added that the solider was on Eteringbang Landing when the firearm and ammunition was found. He further stated that no instructions about the diplomatic relation will be resolve from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The matter was given a second adjournment date for December 15 for fixtures and statements.