Following the recent raids at Club Diamond and Bar, another prominent city bar was also raided which resulted in the discovery of 22 Venezuelan women.
Andy Bynoe called ‘Montana’, the manager of Rio Night Club, was yesterday made to answer a charge of using the club rooms for brothel purposes.
The charge alleged that between November 1, 2018 and February 5, 2019 at Rio Night Club, Bynoe, being the manager of the said club, knowingly used the rooms as a brothel.
After the charge was read to the accused by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, Bynoe entered a not guilty plea. At the time he was arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Bynoe was represented by attorney at law Keoma Griffith. The attorney informed the court that the defendant is 32 years of age with two children. He resides at 248 Oronoque Street, Bourda, Georgetown.
According to the attorney his client who has no previous charges is not a flight risk. He related that the accused was in police custody since February 5, 2019 and has been assisting with police investigations.
Based on his submission for reasonable bail for his client, attorney Griffith said that the charge can attract a fine instead of a conviction and as such the prosecution has no case.
Police prosecutor Quinn Harris had no objection to bail being granted to the defendant. However he asked that conditions be attached to the bail.
Principle Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus then granted bail in the sum of $30,000 under the condition that Bynoe report every Friday to Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters. The matter was adjourned until February 18, 2019.
The facts of the charge indicated that on the day in question police ranks acting on information went to Rio Night Club where they conducted a raid. Nearly two dozen Venezuelan women were found at the said night club.
Bynoe, being the manager of the club, was arrested and taken into police custody. The charge against him was later made out.
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