Sex workers, 2 others remanded for robbery

first_imgWith their trial for the alleged armed robbery of two presidential security guards still pending, Kevin Forester and Godfrey Cox have once again found themselves before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a similar charge.The charge was read by principal Magistrate Judy Latchman, stating that on October 24, 2017, Forrester, 21, of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and Cox, 19, of High Street, Kingston, robbed Virtual Complainant (VC) Victor Bess, at Croal Street, Georgetown of 8,000 in cash.Forrester and Godfrey appeared just as they were arrested on the job – attired in skimpy female clothing.The defendants alleged being mistreated by Police following their arrest, as they did not disclose what they were being arrested for and denied them telephone calls to their family in breach of their fundamental rights.Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves objected to bail being granted, citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and the penalty attached to same. Moreover, the two defendants were out on bail pending the outcome of the aforementioned robbery trial.According to the Prosecutor, the probability of the defendants committing further offences or absenting themselves from court in the event they are released on bail is quite high under the circumstances.This case will be called again on November 20, 2017 and the pair will spend time in prison in the meantime.Meanwhile, Dwayne McCloud, 23, and Lindon Benjamin, 30, both of Albouystown, Georgetown were slapped with a similar charge of armed robbery. It is alleged that the men while armed with an offensive weapon – a pair of scissors – robbed VC Gary Dickenson of a cellular phone and a quantity of items valued at ,000 at King Street, Georgetown on October 27, 2017.McCloud told the court of Magistrate Judy Latchman that he was a labourer by trade, while Benjamin was a 30-year-old father of five, employed as a mason with no previous or pending matters before the courts.Prosecutor Gonsalves objected to bail and the Magistrate remanded both defendants to prison until November 20, 2017.last_img