Taxi driver charged for abducting passenger

A taxi driver was on Wednesday slapped with an abduction charge and taken to appear before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to the charge.

Joel Witter, 26, of Lot Block “Y”, Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), denied committing the act.

The charge against him alleges that on July 19, 2017, at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being in a public place, he was hired by Vanessa Joseph to take her to Providence, EBD, but he took her somewhere else. He was also charged for making sexual advances towards the Virtual Complaint.

The defendant was placed on $25,000 and was scheduled to reappear in court on August 9.