Student caught with unlicensed gun, ammo


A 20-year-old student of a private school in Georgetown was remanded to prison on two firearm related charges by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan on Thursday.

Nikhel Hutson of Green Acres, Providence East Bank Demerara denied that on June 26 at Robb Street, Georgetown, Hutson had in his possession a 9mm pistol when he is not a licensed firearm holder.

He further denied that he had 8 live rounds of 9mm ammunition.

His attorney, Siand Dhurjon, applied for bail and told the court that the gun was not found in his client’s possession and that there were other persons in the vehicle in which the weapon was found.

The lawyer informed the court that the police did not arrest the other occupant in the vehicle, who was identified as Trevor Cheddi.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that ranks from the Police Narcotics Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department were involved in a sting operation when they were led to a car parked on Robb Street.

The court heard that ranks observed when Hutson exited the black motor car and entered into another car.

After spending over five minutes in the car, Huston exited and returned to the black car.

The ranks then intercepted the motor car, conducted a search on Huston when the gun and ammunition were found hidden in his crotch.

The Prosecutor told the court Hutson told the ranks ” is a fat man name Cheddi give it to me.”

Bail was refused and he was remanded until July 18.


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story initially stated that Hutson attended School of the Nations – information which the lawyer provided to the court. However, School of the  Nations has since refuted that claim and noted that Hutson attended the school five years ago.

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