Mason remanded on armed robbery charge

An Albouystown, Georgetown mason on Tuesday denied that he robbed a minibus passenger of $900,000.
Edward Skeete, 32, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the charge which stated that on March 31, 2019, at Lombard Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, and armed with a gun, he robbed Zayne Federson.
The prosecution’s case contended that the Virtual Complainant was sitting in a minibus at Lombard Street, Georgetown, when the defendant approached him with a gun and relieved him of the money. According to the prosecution, during the confrontation, the VC attempted to fight off the bandit but was shot in the leg.
The Lot 309 Independence Boulevard, Albouystown man allegedly escaped with the cash.
Skeete was represented by Attorney George Thomas, who made a bail application on his behalf but Police Prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to bail being granted. The prosecutor informed the court that Skeete has a pending matter in the court.
Magistrate Dylon Bess upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Skeete to prison. The case will continue on April 18, 2019.
Last year, Skeete along with another man were acquitted for the 2015 murder of Mocha-Arcadia resident Ryan Clementson, who was shot. Clementson succumbed two weeks later.