Student gets $25,000 bail on wounding charge

Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry granted a 23-year-old student who allegedly beat a man with a piece of wood, $25,000 bail when he appeared before her in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

It is alleged that on September 19 Godin Accra unlawfully wounded Deandrae Barkley. Accra pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

The court heard that Accra and the virtual complainant (VC) have known each other for some time. On the day in question, the defendant allegedly beat the VC with a piece of wood after he had allegedly stolen $20,000 from him. A sum of $5,000 was repaid to the defendant and but due to the extent of his injuries, Barkley made a police report and the defendant was arrested and charged.

Accra was put on a bond to keep the peace pending the termination of the matter.

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