Three remanded over grenade incident

Janiel Howard

Three men were today remanded to prison after they were charged in connection with the grenade that was lobbed at the vehicle of the owner of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall.

Alfie Garraway, 36, of Lot 71 Norton Street; Janiel Howard, 20, of Lot 322 Section C Turkeyen and Leroy Williams, 25, of Lot 11 D’Urban Backlands, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to be read  a charge which stated that all three of them, on June 4 at Saffron Street Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously conspired with other persons to cause an explosion by way of using a grenade, which was likely to endanger life or cause serious damage to property. The men who appeared unrepresented by an attorney were not required to plead to the indictable charge.

20160616Grenade]Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail based on the gravity of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts. Jones further asked the court for a short date so he could apply to  the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Garraway, Howard and Williams to prison. The matter was adjourned until July 7 for report.

The Police are still to apprehend Shemar ‘Abdue’ Wilson,20, who they say is also wanted in connection with the lobbing of the grenade. A wanted bulletin has been issue by the police for him.

Stabroek News was told that the device was hurled from a grey car which was described as a Toyota Spacio. It landed near one of the front wheels of Lall’s vehicle. Surveillance footage was obtained by the police.  The owner of the car was among those held. He was later released.

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