Illegal firearm charge lands NWD man on remand

Twenty-eight-year-old Adonis Harrison was last week remanded to prison after appearing before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and assault.
He denied both charges, one of which stated that on September 7, 2018, he assaulted his reputed wife Joan Joseph.
The other charge alleged that on September 8, 2018, at Savannah Black in the North West District of Region One (Barima-Waini), he had in his possession a shotgun without being licensed to have same.
The prosecution is contending that at about 21:00h on September 7, 2018, Harrison became annoyed with his reputed wife and started to verbally abuse her, and subsequently physically assaulted her. Joseph’s mother intervened in the dispute and carried her daughter away.
The following day, when Joseph returned home, she found the firearm in a bag. Since she was fearful for her life, she took the firearm to the village toshao, and the toshao handed the firearm over to the Police. The defendant was thus arrested, and he admitted to the offence in a caution statement.
Magistrate Latchman has remanded Harrison to prison, and set the case to continue this week.