Robbery under arms accused, Neville Boyce, 37, a father of two of 83 Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, was remanded to prison by Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton, yesterday.
It is alleged that the defendant on February 19 last, while armed with a cutlass, robbed Wesley Charles of one cell phone and $46,000 in cash.
He was not allowed to plead.
He was represented by Attorney Sanjeev Datadin, who said that his client, who is a baker and a part-time clothes vendor, has been an upright man.
“Your Worship, my client, after being arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station, was placed on $20,000 station bail, after which he was asked to come back, which he did. Hence he went back and was charged with the current offence.
“It was said that the defendant’s child-mother had an affair with Wesley Charles, and it was from this that the issue started.”
Datadin added that the issue arose from ‘a domestic situation’. He asked that the accused be granted bail at a reasonable sum.
He added that his client does not pose a flight risk, since he did cooperate and adhere to the request made by the police.
Magistrate Octive-Hamilton refused the bail application, and ordered that he return to court on March 16 next.
Loud wails erupted from the defendant after hearing of his remand.
“Me, I am no thief; this can’t happened to me, your worship, Me na thief nothing from nobody!”
This caused everyone in and out of the courtroom to become curious about what had happened.
While leaving the courtroom, still distraught over his sentence, the defendant appeared to faint.
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