Tapakuma miner charged with unlawful wounding

Twenty-year-old Georgry Shoo of Tapakuma Amerindian community in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was on Tuesday granted ,000 bail after allegedly lashing Troy John with a piece of wood.
Shoo made his first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court on the charge of illegal wounding.
Police alleged that on April 1, 2016 at Tapakuma Lake, he unlawfully wounded John after he took a piece of wood and dealt him several lashes about the body.
The miner, who was not represented by legal counsel, denied the charge, stating that he did not lash the Virtual Complainant (VC) with any wood but slapped him after they had an argument. He was then granted bail. Police Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack did not object to bail.
The defendant is expected to return to court on April 20, 2016.