Cop, colleague terrorise President Jagdeo and party
Ever since the Arab threw his shoes at President George Bush, many others seem to be getting ideas.
According to Police Superintendent Lawrence Kissoon, the “fire crackers” were thrown into the Presidential Booth by persons at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
Former policeman Mark Crumwell, 26, of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara, was yesterday granted $50,000 bail after he made his court appearance before Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.
It is alleged that the accused, on January 1, at the Providence Stadium, with the intent to cause public terror, lighted explosives. He pleaded not guilty.
President Bharrat Jagdeo was in the ground and the exploding squibs made him nervous.
Crumwell was represented by attorney-at-law Glen Hanoman, who in a bail application told the court that his client was lighting “fire works” to celebrate at the Kashif and Shanghai football final.
However, the man found out the hard way that he was not lighting “fire crackers”. Hanoman further told the court that he was present at the football, and squibs were thrown around the field by numerous persons.
He said that a Presidential Guard was sent to arrest his client, but there was more than one person lighting the squibs.
The lawyer added that “fire crackers” cannot cause public terror, adding that if anyone believes that, the entire Guyana Defence Force should be charged.
Hanoman said that the charge which was instituted against his client is “misconceived”.
The lawyer disclosed that the other person who was charged jointly with his client has since being placed under close arrest. He added that Crumwell has being in custody since Friday.
The accused was placed on $50,000 bail, and was ordered to return to court next Monday.