Firefighter charged for ganja possession

A firefighter, who was charged for causing the death of his reputed wife in a vehicular accident, found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday slapped with another charge.

Osafo Bess

Twenty-seven-year-old Osafo Bess appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
The charge stated that on August 17, 2019, at Arcade Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), he had in his possession 43 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.
Bess was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Daniels, who in a bail application told the court that his client, who also operates a shop in Mahdia, was playing video games with some friends when Police showed up. He added that the gathering dispersed, leaving his client alone.
The ranks then asked to conduct a search and a bag was found at the side of the shop which contained the marijuana.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail. The prosecutor, however, indicted to the court that on the day in question, one of the arresting ranks saw Bess throwing the bag where it was discovered. He was released on $70,000 and case will continue on October 16, 2019, at Mahdia Magistrate’s Court.