$1M bail for man who killed cyclist

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A 44-year-old Trader was on Friday granted $1M by Magistrate Judy Latchman for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

Ramanand Jagdeo of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) denied the charge when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that Jagdeo on February 22, 2018, at Peters Hall Public Road, EBD drove motor car PRR 4395 in a dangerous manner which caused that death of Alexander Akia. The father of four did not have legal representation.

Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore told the court that on the day in question at about 21:00hrs, Jagdeo was reportedly speeding along the Peters Hall Public Road when he collided with the pedal cyclist who was riding on the eastern side of the road.

Due to the force of impact, Akia’s left leg was severed from his body. He was picked up in an unconscious state and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The prosecution made no objection to bail. The matter was transferred before the Chief Magistrate for June 19, 2018.

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