Court to decide on case against NIS driver in death of biker

Magistrate Fabayo Azore will next month decide on the case against National Insurance Scheme (NIS) employee Dwayne Gonsalves, who was charged last November with causing the death of biker Ronaldo Jaundoo, following a collision at James and Barr streets, Albouystown.

The charge against Gonsalves states that on November 2nd, 2017, he drove NIS pick-up GVV 8249 in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Jaundoo.

Police prosecutor Dominic Bess yesterday closed the prosecution’s case and Gonsalves’ attorney, Dexter Todd, subsequently urged magistrate Azore to dismiss the case due to insufficient evidence.

Prosecutor Bess, however, urged the court to find that a prima facie case has been made out against the accused.

Magistrate Azore later adjourned the matter until April 20th, when a decision will be made on whether or not a prima facie case has been made out against the accused.

Jaundoo, who suffered injuries to his head and parts of his body, was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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