Trainee cop charged with stealing colleague’s phone

Police trainee Wazir Hussain was placed on bail yesterday after being accused of stealing a colleague’s phone.

Hussain, 21, of Lot 2 Norton Street, Lodge pleaded not guilty to the charge before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. According to Prosecutor Michael Grant, on April 28th, at the Felix Austin Police College, a Pantech cellphone worth $90,000 was taken from Kozy Arthur.

But Hussain’s attorney, Paul Fung-a-Fat, submitted that the cellphone was recovered and that Arthur admitted to making mistake and had asked that the charge be dropped. Fung-a-Fat further related that Hussain had been incarcerated for five days and was starved for two of those days.

Grant assured the court that the allegation would be investigated.

Hussain was subsequently released on $200,000 bail and the case was adjourned until May 30th.

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