West Ruimveldt man remanded over illegal gun, ammo

Labourer Anthony Primo who was allegedly spotted throwing an unlicensed .38 revolver in a bin and later found with matching live rounds in his crotch was yesterday remanded to prison when the matter was heard in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The 27-year-old father of three of lot 153 Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, denied the allegation which stated that on July 25 at Parfait Harmonie he had the items in his possession when he was not the holder of a firearm licence.

The defendant, after imploring Magistrate Fabayo Azore for a chance to speak, blurted “it was four of us but they only charged me”.

In a recount of the facts, Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the court that on the day in question, police were on duty in the area when the defendant was seen acting a suspicious manner going into the yard of a game shop, prompting the ranks to follow him.

He was subsequently seen by one of the ranks removing the firearm from his left side pants’ waist and placing it into a waste bin, Mangru said.

The court heard that the weapon was retrieved by the said rank, who proceeded to conduct a search on the accused’s person, which revealed four matching live rounds in his crotch.

The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence and the fact that no special reasons were raised by the defendant for the court to consider granting bail.

The case was transferred to the Wales Magistrates’ Court for August 8 after the magistrate announced that bail was refused.

 

 

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