Surinamese Niamid Nabibux was on Friday remanded to prison after his arraignment before Springlands Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh on a charge of being in possession of one .38 firearm and five rounds of live .38 ammunition without being the holder of a firearm or ammunition licence.
The 41-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his attorney Mursaline Bacchus asked that bail be granted to his client, assuring the court that Nabibux would attend court if granted his pre-trial liberty.
But in objecting to the defendant being granted bail, Police Prosecutor Orin Joseph informed the court that police had carried out a search on a car belonging to the defendant based on information received, and the firearm and ammunition were found in the vehicle. Thus he was arrested and charged with the present offence.
Magistrate Singh refused the defendant bail, but scheduled his case for recall on August 10th, 2017.
This defendant’s 23-year-old son, Nashad Janallah, also appeared before Magistrate Singh, and was ordered deported after he pleaded guilty to entering Guyana illegally.
Janallah entered Guyana illegally and failed to present himself to an immigration officer upon arriving via the Crabwood Creek foreshore.
He was also fined $20,000, default of which would attract a three-week term of imprisonment.