Mason slapped with robbery charge

first_img…released on $150,000 bailA 25-year-old man was released on $150,000 bail on Wednesday when he made his first court appearance for a robbery charge.Osafo Johnson, a mason of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Dillon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Johnson denied the charge which stated that on August 27, 2019, at Jackson Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he robbed Howard McPherson of a phone valued $40,000 and $20,000.Defence Counsel Adrian Thompson in a bail application requested that the court release his client on bail.However, Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and penalty the charge attracts.Magistrate Bess released Johnson on $150,000 bail. However as a condition for bail, Johnson had to lodge his passport with the court and has to report to the East La Penitence Police Station every Friday until the completion of the case.Johnson is expected to make his next court appearance on September 9, 2019.last_img

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