By Odella Patterson
(Guyana Guardian) – A 38 year recently released convict was once again hauled before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with break and enter and larceny.
According to police prosecutor Richard Harris, investigations have revealed that the accused Philip Adams broke and entered the dwelling house of Okefa Martin and stole $75,940 in cash, one shoulder bag valued $4,500, one cell phone valued $45,000, one wallet value $3000, and one television set valued $128,440; – a total value of $256,880.
A visibly upset Adams pleaded not guilty to the charge and told the court that the allegations leveled against him are false.
However, he did not provided any convincing arguments to the magistrate in this regard.
When questioned by Magistrate Lambert on his previous brushes with the law, Adams informed the court that he had recently served a four year prison sentence for the possession of narcotics.
Considering this, police prosecutor Harris immediately objected to Adams being granted his pre trial liberty, and implored the court to let the defendant be kept in custody.
The prosecutor further explained that given the nature of the offence committed, coupled with the fact that the defendant has had multiple convictions, and has no fix place of aboard, he would more than likely not return to court to face a trial if he is granted bail.
However the defendant interjected and told the court that contrary to what the police was claiming, he resides at lot 21 Pouderyen, West Coast Demerara.
Nonetheless, after much deliberation, Magistrate Lambert decided to acquiesce to the prosecution points, and therefore remanded the defendant to prison until the 1st September 2016, when he is expected to make his next court appearance.