Charge of break and enter dismissed against former cop

Parmanand Sookdeo, the former policeman who was charged with breaking into a house earlier this year, had the charge dismissed after the prosecution failed to prove its case.

Sookdeo was accused of breaking into the dwelling house of Nandkishore Persaud with the intent to commit a felony on January 8, at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. Magistrate Dylon Bess dismissed the matter yesterday, noting that the prosecution failed to prove its case.

During his first court appearance, the defendant’s attorney, stated that on the day of the incident, Sookdeo was drinking with some friends near to where the incident occurred. He then attempted to return to the party, but in his drunken state, he entered the complainant’s yard instead, and began to call out for his friend, alerting Persaud who thought that the defendant was a thief.

Persaud and others subsequently began to beat the defendant, and only stopped when he identified himself as a cop.

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