Student accused of threatening to bomb UG freed
University of Guyana student Sheneza Jafferally, who was accused of threatening to bomb the tertiary institution in 2019, had the charge dismissed against her on Wednesday following a successful no-case submission made by her lawyer Latchmie Rahamat.
Jafferally, 26, was on trial at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court before Magistrate Ruschelle Liverpool. She was out on $250,000 High Court bail.
On December 1, 2020, the prosecution closed their case after leaving a total of 9 witnesses. Rahamat made a no-case submission on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
On Wednesday, Magistrate Liverpool upheld the submission agreeing with the defence attorney.
Following the dismissal, Jafferally spoke to the media about the court matter.
She said: “It has caused me great psychological trauma. I have not been able to attend school as yet…not because I am not allowed to attend, but because I am so afraid because of the situation I was put in. I have been going to therapy for the past year. I don’t think another person should have to go through something like this because of negligence, because of people not investigating properly”.
The University of Guyana (UG) student is accused of threatening to bomb the University on February 5th.
She made her first court appearance on February 11, 2019, before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
Jafferally 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.