Convicted APNU+AFC councillor granted $150,000 bail pending appeal

Abel Seetaram (with handcuffs) at court.

The Region Five APNU+AFC councillor who was found guilty of a wounding charge at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court on May 30 and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on June 13 was yesterday placed on $150,000 bail pending his appeal.

Abel Seetaram

Abel Seetaram, 36, of Lot 121 B Woodley Park Village, West Coast Berbice  was convicted for the felonious wounding of Nateram Rabindranauth, 54, a vendor of Lot 64 A Woodley Park Village, West Coast Berbice on January 21.

After a probation report was read and a plea of mitigation from his lawyer, Horatio Edmonson asking for a non-custodial sentencing last Wednesday, Magistrate Rhondell Weaver had sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court.

However, Seetaram’s new lawyer, Attorney at Law, Arud Gossai  filed an appeal on June 13, on his client’s behalf and Justice Brassington Reynolds at the High Court in Berbice placed the councillor on $150,000 bail yesterday.

According to sources, Seetaram is expected to post bail this morning at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court, after which he will be released from police custody pending the outcome of his appeal.

 

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