Minibus driver jailed for a week after threatening to kill Police officer

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A 30-year-old minibus driver was on Friday sentenced to one week imprisonment for threatening to kill a traffic officer, who had stopped him for a traffic-related offence.

King Wilson of Melanie, East Coast Demerara appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly and confessed that on January 27, 2020, at Georgetown, he made use of threatening behaviour towards Police Sergeant Montgomery Lynch.

The court heard that Wilson was driving minibus BYY 1930 when he was stopped by the cop who then instructed him to drive to the Brickdam Police Station, however, Wilson did not comply and drove away.

The traffic cop gave chase on his motorcycle but when he caught up with the minibus, Wilson pulled out a spanner and told the officer, “Move from my bus before I carry yuh and kill yuh.”

The officer called for backup and Wilson was arrested.

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