A La Penitence resident was yesterday placed on $150,000 bail after being charged with the theft of a sheep, which was then sold at a fraction of its value
Orlando Wilson of 77 Middle Road, La Penitence yesterday pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. According to police prosecutor Ramsahoye Rambajue, on November 3rd, at Independence Boulevard, La Penitence, Surendra Mahadeo released his 12 sheep to graze in a plot of land in the area. Mahadeo’s son later went to check on the sheep and discovered that one was missing. Rambajue said a report was made and Wilson was subsequently contacted and he admitted to the crime and explained that he had sold the sheep, valued $80,000, for $10,000. The sheep was eventually recovered and returned to Mahadeo.
Although Wilson pleaded not guilty, Mahadeo indicated to Magistrate Azore that he did not wish to pursue the matter with the stolen sheep because Wilson agreed to pay him $100,000. Wilson claimed that the $100,000 was in relation to a cow belonging to Mahadeo that he had hit with his motorcycle. Police are investigating the reports.
After being placed on bail, Wilson was ordered to return to court on November 13 at Court 10.