Mechanic remanded for unlicensed firearm  

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A 25-year-old mechanic was remanded to prison Wednesday by City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore for the illegal possession of a firearm.

Khayyam Ahmad of South Road Bourda, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on December 1, 2018, at South Road, he had a .32 pistol in his possession without being a licensed firearm holder.

His Attorney, George Thomas argued that the firearm was not found in the possession of his client but was found inside the storeroom of the vulcanizing shop where he is employed.

Police Prosecutor, Warren Thornhill opposed to Ahmad being granted bail based on the seriousness of the charge.

The Prosecutor told the court that on the day in question at about 23:30hrs, Police Constable Williams was at the vulcanizing shop when he and the accused had an argument.

The court heard that the accused then went into the storeroom and returned with the firearm in his waist as he continued to argue with the cop.

According to the Prosecutor, when another customer informed Ahmad that he was arguing with a cop, the accused disposed of the weapon inside the storeroom.

The Constable contacted his colleagues and Ahmad was arrested; he was remanded to prison until December 19, 2018.

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