Pork-knocker accused of murder attempt released on $400,000 bail

Kevin Thomas, who was remanded last week for allegedly stabbing a co-worker in the neck in an attempt to regain a borrowed cellphone, was yesterday granted $400,000 bail for the charge.

Thomas, 20, of Lot 46 Providence, East Bank Demerara, was brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on May 20 charged with grievously wounding Sadeek Mohamed with the intent to commit murder at Third Avenue, Bartica. The man was not required to plead when the charge was read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

During yesterday’s proceedings, bail was set in a substantial figure after Mohamed’s serious condition was taken into consideration. The injured man is still hospitalised following the wounding.

Thomas and Mohamed, it was said, are known to each other and work together in the interior. On May 16, Thomas gave the virtual complainant his cellphone to borrow. Two days later at about 1am, Thomas approached Mohamed from behind at Third Avenue, Bartica and dealt him a stab wound to the left side of the neck, causing severe injuries. Thomas also dealt Mohamed several cuffs and kicks and stated that he wanted his cellphone back.

However, after Mohamed cried out for pain, Thomas realised that the victim could not move his right foot. The pork-knocker took Mohamed to the Bartica Hospital where the injured man was admitted. Thomas made good his escape soon afterwards.

He was subsequently arrested and reportedly admitted in a statement to the offense.

Thomas will return on June 26 when his matter will be heard at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.


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