Guyana based businessman charged for possessing firearm and ammunition

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 Annandale businessman was apprehended for the possession of a firearm and ammunition in Guyana on December 3, 2023.

The businessman has been identified as Yogesh Paul, 38-year-old, a businessman of Corny Street Annandale, East Coast Demerara, Guyana.

The accused was charged on Monday with the following offences-

– Possession of a Firearm without a license, contrary to Section 16(2) of the Firearms Act, Chapter 16:05.

– Possession of Ammunition without license, contrary to Section 16(2(a) of the Firearms Act, Chapter 16:05.

The accused was taken to the Cove and John Magistrate Court and was presented before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

The charges were read to the guilty by the magistrate and he did not plead guilty and was granted bail.

He was granted bail under a few conditions:

– He had to pay a sum of $500,000.

– He had to report at the Vigilance Police Station every Friday.

Moreover, the matter has been adjourned for the period, and the next hearing will be held on 2 December 2024.

The citizens of Guyana commented on this incident.

First person commented- This guy needs to protect his business. Every kid in Guyana has a gun. What about those Spanish people who don’t even have an ID card and destroy stuff.

Another person commented- It isn’t about race. The court system is all about facts and evidence. The fact here is that he is a businessman, and there are enough grounds for him to be granted bail. He is a businessman and his lawyer can argue that he was unable to acquire a firearm licence and he decided to purchase an illegal firearm due to threats of him being robbed.

Furthermore, one more case was witnessed in Guyana on 3 December 2023, where a man called Daniel Murray, who is also known as Danny, was apprehended.

The 18-year-old has been identified as a resident of Britton Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. He was charged with the following offence:

– Possession of Narcotic for Trafficking

The narcotic substance was weighed and it was said to equal 213.3 grams of cannabis.

The guilty was taken to the Sparendaam Magistrate Court and was presented before Magistrate Liverpool.

The charges were read to him and he pleaded not guilty.

He was also given bail with the sum of $150,000 cash.

The case was adjourned and the next hearing will be held on 17th January 2024.

Nia Roberts
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