Bourda vendor stabs another in fight over $600 eddoe leaves


A 34-year-old Bourda Market vendor was on Tuesday charged for stabbing another vendor over 10 packets of eddoe leaves worth $600.

Jawie Ferguson of Victoria, East Coast Demerara appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plea to the indictable charge.

It is alleged that on December 7, 2018, she wounded Nigel George with intent to commit murder.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that both vendors are known to each other. Ferguson had entrusted George with the Eddoe leaves for him to sell and return the proceeds of $600 to her.

Mansfield explained that George refused to pay the woman, resulting in a confrontation between the two parties.

Ferguson pulled out a knife and stabbed George to his chest. The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and was discharged the next day.

“I could have dead…I had to do surgery, I’m not being dramatic; I’m just asking for justice,” George told the Magistrate.

The Chief Magistrate released Ferguson on $250,000 bail and adjourned the matter until January 3, 2018.

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