regent Street water vendor Andy Maikoo found himself on the wrong side of the law when he appeared in Court before Magistrate Faith McGusty on assault and threatening behaviour charges.
Maikoo, 45, of 15 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge which read that on May 9, he unlawfully assaulted Shamawattie Arjoon, his common-law wife.
Also on the same day at the same location, he made use of threatening behaviour to Arjoon.
Prosecutor Seon Blackman, in his facts, told the Court that on the day in the question the defendant, who is habitually intoxicated, started to threaten his wife who then became fearful for her life. This was when she called out to her mother for help. During the resultant altercation, Maikoo dealt Arjoon several cuffs about her face and head when she refused to have a conversation with him.
Prosecutor Blackman also stated that Maikoo assaulted his wife while in the presence of their two children, aged five and thirteen.
Maikoo apologised for what he had done, and asked the Magistrate to pardon him.
He also suggested to the Magistrate that she should order him to do community service instead of spending time in jail.
Bail was objected to by Prosecutor Blackman, who stated that the defendant would usually abuse his wife without any justice being served.
Magistrate McGusty sentenced him to three months in jail for the assault charge, taking into consideration the fact that he assaulted his wife in his children’s presence.
He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine for the threatening behaviour charge.