Anna Catherina man gets $150,000 bail on fraud charges

Magistrate Sueanna Lovell granted a 46-year-old father of two $150,000 bail when he yesterday appeared in court to answer to the charge of obtaining by false pretence.

The Georgetown Magistrate’s Court heard that Hassan Mohammed Kayum, of 6 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara,  with the intent to defraud obtained $2.5M  from Afzal Alli pretending that he is in the position to obtain 500 bags of sugar from the Demerara Sugar Terminal. The defendant was not required to plead to the charges, though he denied them when they were read.

No facts were presented in court and the prosecution had no objections to bail.
Kayum was ordered to return to court on January 31.

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