A Diamond resident was yesterday accused of stealing over $3,000,000 in articles, and later covering himself in faeces to avoid being taken to court.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to Timothy St Hill, which stated that on July 29, at Middle Road, he stole a Night Hawk motor bike, licence plate CH 7050, valued at $1,854,000, two gold chains, valued at $574,000, a wallet, and $570,000 in cash.
St Hill, 37, of 337 Diamond New Housing Scheme, denied the allegation.
According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the defendant is under investigation for a similar offence in the West Demerara area.
The prosecutor further noted that when the defendant was to be taken to court, he covered himself in faeces.
If granted bail, the prosecutor noted, the defendant would not return to court.
He further stated that the motorcycle had been recovered at Middle Road, La Penitence.
Moore told the court that the file in relation to the matter is incomplete.
The defendant, when asked if he had covered himself in faeces told the court that he had done the act as a sign of protest.
St Hill was represented by attorney Adrian Thompson.
He was later granted $100,000 bail by the Chief Magistrate and ordered to report every Friday to the Ruimveldt Police Station.
The matter was then adjourned to September 20, and transferred to the courtroom of Magistrate Fabayo Azore.