A North West District farmer was yesterday granted his release on bail after denying a charge that he had an unlicensed shotgun.
Samuel James, 56, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in George-town on the charge that on July 11, at William’s Place, Baramita Village, he was in possession of an unlicensed 16-gauge shotgun.
According to the facts presented by the police prosecutor, on the day in question, the police, acting on information, carried out a raid at James’ home, where the firearm was found in his room between two posts. Although the prosecutor objected to bail, the Chief Magistrate granted James $50,000 bail on the grounds that the prison has no space for inmates. The Camp Street Prison was destroyed on Sunday.
The matter was subsequently adjourned until August 9.