Mason ordered to compensate man for damaging vehicles

A Mabaruma mason was yesterday ordered to make amends for damage he caused to another man’s vehicles or serve eight months in jail.

Joshua Liverpool, 34, of Mabaruma Compound, was read a damage to property charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown.

It was alleged that on July, 19th, 2018, at Mabaruma Compound, North West District, Essequibo, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged an Allion windscreen, valued at $25,000, an Allion headlight, valued at $80,000, a Corolla windscreen, valued at $20,000, and a Corolla headlight, valued at $30,000. They were all the moveable property of George Thomas.

Liverpool admitted to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

According to Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the two men are known to each other. On the day in question, he said, Thomas was heading home from work when he saw the defendant in his yard with a hammer in his hand, hitting various parts of the vehicles mentioned in the charge, thereby causing damage to the headlights and windscreens. Thomas shouted at Liverpool to stop, after which an argument ensued between them. As a result, the complainant made a report to the Mabaruma Police Station and an investigation was carried out by the police, which led to Liverpool being arrested and charged.

Chief Magistrate McLennan subsequently ordered Liverpool to pay compensation to the complainant in the sum of $155,000 or failure to do so will result in him having to serve eight months in jail.

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