‘It wasn’t me’

-accused in attempted break-in tells court

Rafeek Khan

Rafeek Khan, a Kitty resident accused of attempting to break into his neighbour’s home, was granted his release on self-bail yesterday after he claimed that he was out of town when the alleged crime was committed.

Khan, 39, is accused of attempting to commit a felony on September 17, at Pike Street, Kitty; that is to say, breaking and entering and larceny.

Khan, of 88 Pike Street, Kitty, pleaded guilty with explanation after the charge was read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown.

Police prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that around 2 am on the day in question, the complainant was awakened by barking dogs in her yard. The homeowner looked out of her window and allegedly saw Khan standing there. When asked what he was doing there, he allegedly said, “I’m hiding from the police,” and ran away.

When asked if he wished to say anything, Khan told the court that he was never in the yard as he was with his boss at a wedding in Mahaica at the time the crime was committed. As a result, his plea was changed to not guilty and he was granted self-bail and ordered to return to court on November 13, before Magistrate Latchman.

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