An Albouystown man facing two charges of robbery under arms appeared yesterday in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Allan Wilson and his attorney made out a case that he was instead a victim since he was hospitalized at the time.
Twenty-two-year-old David Allicock of Lot 21 Independence Boulevard, Albouystown who was represented by attorney-at-law Patrice Henry
pleaded not guilty to robbing Balram Hookumchand while being armed with a gun, and robbing Rupert Bishram, also at gunpoint.
Prosecutor Jairam Luckhai stated that the two complainants were drinking when the accused along with two other persons who were armed with guns carried out the robberies.
The prosecution objected to bail, citing the prevalence of the offence and the likelihood that if bail was granted the accused might interfere with ongoing investigations.
However, the lawyer contended that at the time of the incident his client was hospitalized and was arrested at the hospital. He also questioned how it is that the accused could have had a gun and yet was injured and hospitalized.
The attorney while requesting bail for the accused further questioned how his client could interfere with the police investigation.
After hearing all the arguments, the magistrate set bail in the amount of $75,000 on each charge and ordered the accused to return to court on March 16.