-as he and another remanded for robberies
A man, who claims to be 16 years of age, but looks like 40, appeared in court yesterday on a robbery charge.
His attire was much to laugh about as he was seen wearing a woman’s thong for an underwear. His underwear became visible after he attempted to pull down his visibly tight pants.
However, this was not the first time he had done something like this. A few weeks ago, he appeared in court with a thong on his head.
The man, Kareem McKenzie, is a regular visitor to the court where he facing multiple charges.
It is alleged that on July 25, at Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he used personal violence to rob Andrew Robinson of a BLU cellular phone.
The unrepresented defendant pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
The prosecutor said that the defendant and Robinson are known to each other. It added that on the day in question, at approximately 18:00hrs, Robinson was walking along Penny Lane when he saw the defendant walking in front of him.
The prosecution added that the defendant started to walk slowly allowing Robinson to walk pass him. Moments later, the prosecutor stated, McKenzie accosted his victim from behind and choked him.
The robbery accused relieved Robinson of the phone and made good his escape.
Robinson reported the matter to the police station and McKenzie was arrested and later charged.
Speaking with an American accent, McKenzie told the court, “I do not know the virtual complainant. I do believe the allegation brought against me was fabricated.
“I am a Guyanese and I do not do bad things. False information was given by the virtual complainant and the prosecutor of this case.”
But before concluding the hearing, the Magistrate ordered that McKenzie be examined by a Psychiatrist. He is due back in court on August 15.
And in another matter, 38-year-old construction worker, Godfrey Troy Thompson, of 444 La Penitence, also appeared before the same Magistrate to answer to a robbery charge.
It is alleged that on July 29, last, Thompson, at Mandela Avenue, robbed Selena Charles of a gold chain worth $35,000. He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor then stated that there is a pending investigation for a murder case concerning the defendant. He objected to bail because he claimed that the defendant is a flight risk.
In his address to the court, Thompson said that Charles is his ex-girlfriend. He said that they shared a complicated relationship. He went on to tell the court that he does not know why his former lover reported a matter that “doesn’t make sense.”
The defendant said his ex-girlfriend is trying to say he took something from her. In fact, the robbery accused said that he gave the chain to the woman and it makes sense to take it back from her because they are no longer together.
Charles did not attend the court hearing.
In relation to the information about the pending murder charge disclosed by the prosecution, Thompson said that indeed he was tried for the murder of someone but was freed by the High Court in 2011. The murder, according to him, occurred in 2005.
The magistrate after listening to the defendant’s submission scheduled him to appear back to court on August 15.
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