Essequibo man granted $500k bail for unlawful and malicious wounding

A man from Essequibo was on Friday granted bail in the sum of 0,000, when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Walston Bhoodoo, 52, is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Jai Singh on June, 14, 2016, at 14 Miles, Kassana Backdam, Essequibo River. He was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge read to him by the magistrate.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones made strong objections to bail, stating that the defendant gave conflicting addresses to the Police.
It was revealed by Jones that the men who are known to each other had an argument which resulted in the use of violence.
On the day in question Singh was in his camp when approached by Bhoodoo, who started to argue with him over money, and a fight broke out between the two. Bhoodoo, armed with a sharp object, dealt Singh two ‘jooks’ to his abdomen.
The court also heard that after the confrontation ended, Singh began receiving threatening text messages from unknown persons, who he suspected to be relatives of the defendant.
Chief Magistrate McLennan granted Bhoodoo bail under the condition that he must stay without 50 feet of Singh. The accused was also placed on a bond on good behaviour.
Bhoodoo is expected to make his next court appearance on June 29 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.