On of Guyana’s upcoming football talents has experienced a fall from grace after he was remanded to prison on Wednesday.
Nineteen-year-old Job Caesar, who is attached to the Fruta Conquerors football Club and plays in the midfielder position, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to criminal charges after he reportedly attacked and robbed his former girlfriend, damaging her vehicle in the process.
Caesar, who hails from James Street, Albouystown, denied the allegations when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty.
The allegations state that: on November 25, 2018 at Lot 178 Albert and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Jennifer Validin of a Samsung cellphone valued $30,000; and qn the same day and at the said location, he also damaged her motorcar valued $3.5 million.
Attorney for the accused, Paul-a-Fat, contended that the virtual complainant is lying, since in several posts made on social media, the colour of the vehicle which the defendant allegedly damaged keeps changing.
Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to the 19-year-old national player being placed on bail, citing the fact that a gun was used during the commission of the crime; and further, Caesar reportedly has another pending matter before the Court.
As such, the footballer was remanded to prison and is expected to return to court on January 30, 2019.
Job Ceasar was recently part of the National Under 20 team which travelled to Florida, USA to compete in the CONCACAF Under 20 Championship in November 2018. The Guyanese team was drawn in Group F along with Caribbean counterparts Guatemala, Cayman Islands, Curacao and El Salvador. Playing at the IMG Academy in Florida, Job along with his teammates gathered valuable international experience, despite winning only one of their matches 2-0 against El Salvador.