Fisherman gets 36 months for armed robbery of ‘Good Samaritan’

Mohammed Shavi

A fisherman was yesterday sentenced to 36 months in prison for the armed robbery of a passerby, who stopped to lend him financial assistance.

Mohammed Shavi admitted to the court that on October 14th, at Ramp Road, East Bank Demerara, while being in the company of another and while armed with a knife, he robbed Ravindra Seodat of a silver Samsung cellphone valued at $20,000 and $1,400 cash.

Shavi, who appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, pleaded guilty to the charge and then told the court that he does not know what got into his head and that he did it out of frustration.

According to the prosecutor’s facts, on the said date, Seodat was walking on the road when Shavi and another rode up to him on a bicycle and asked for $200. While taking the money out, Shavi reportedly pulled a knife from his waist, pointed it at Seodat, and took his phone and money away.

Shavi was later arrested and charged by the police.

 “You need to go fishing for fish, not for other people’s things,” Magistrate Latchman told the fisherman.

He was then sentenced to 36 months in prison.

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