UG bomb suspect further remanded to prison

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University of Guyana (UG) student Sheneza Jafferally was on Monday further remanded to prison by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court until February 25, 2019.

Jafferally, who is accused of threatening to bomb the University, made her first court appearance on February 11, 2019, before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court where she was charged with the misuse of a telecommunication device.

She was refused bail during her first court appearance on the grounds of public safety.

On Monday at the Sparendaam Court, she was further remanded in the interest of public safety.

Her lawyer Latchmi Rahamat renewed the application for bail on the grounds that the 25-year-old has spent over a week on remand.

But the Magistrate upheld the decision of the Chief Magistrate in not granting bail to the accused.

The accused of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on February 5, 2019, at Cummings Lodge, she used a public telecommunication device system to cause needless anxiety to the staff and students of the UG, knowing it was false.

She was charged under the Telecommunications Act of Guyana and could face a fine of not less than $250,000 nor more than $2M and a jail term of no more than six months if found guilty.

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