Parika labourer on public terror charge

A labourer was yesterday remanded to prison over a post he allegedly made on Facebook, in which he threatened to bomb stores.

Charged in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown was Shyam Wazir Nazir, 23, of Parika, East Bank Essequibo.

The charged against Nazir stated that between June 1st and June 3rd, 2018, at Parika, with intent to incite public terror, he wrote on his Facebook page that “Essequibo belongs to Venezuela” and that he would “bomb” all of stores in the country one by one.

The post was made under another name, Nizam Hussein Tayyeb.

Nazir did not enter a plea to the charge.

Police prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to the accused being granted bail based on the nature of the crime and the fact that he did not give a proper address.

Subsequently, the Chief Magistrate remanded Nazir to prison for public safety and the fact that he had no fixed place of abode.

He was then remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned until June 26th, when a hearing is slated for the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.