Former GRA officer charged for bribery

Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday granted bail to 32-year-old Wayne Sam when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for bribing a friend to forge a driver’s license.
Sam, a former employee of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), denied the charge which stated that on May 29, 2018, at Camp Street, Georgetown, he attempted to incite Christopher Ramadan to commit a felony, that is to say, to forge one GRA motor vehicle licence for himself, by paying him the sum of $2000.
Defence Counsel Ashley Henry in a bail application told the court that her client is the sole provider for his family and as such should be granted bail in a substantial amount.
According to information, the defendant, after being terminated from his job, reached out to Ramadan, whom he offered the cash in order to forge his driver’s license.
However, the virtual complainant brought the matter to the attention of his superiors and an investigation was launched. Upon completion of same, Sam was arrested for the offence and charged.
Magistrate Daly, after the prosecution did not object to bail, released Sam on $25,000 bail.
Same of Lot 347 Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), will make his next court appearance on September 13, 2019.