Aviation officer charged with causing death of his best friend


On Friday, a 21-year-old Aviation officer was released on $205,000 bail for the fatal accident at Mandela Avenue, which claimed the life of his best friend 20-year-old Kareem Powley.

Joshua Mentore of Pattensen Sophia, Georgetown, first appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

He denied that on June 27, 2021, at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, he rode motorcycle #CK 7783 in a dangerous manner, which resulted in the death of Powley.

Magistrate Daly released Mentore on $150,000 bail and ordered him to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Monday at 09:00hrs.

Mentore was then taken before City Magistrate Clive Nurse and charged for being an unlicensed driver, riding an uncertified motor vehicle, and violating road insurance. He pleaded not guilty to these charges and was released on $55,000 nail. The matter is adjourned to July 22, 2021.

According to reports, Powley of Tucville North, East La Penitence, Georgetown was killed after the motorcycle he was travelling on crashed into a pile of stones on Mandela Avenue.

Police said that the motorcycle was proceeding north on the western side of Mandela Avenue at a fast rate of speed.

Mentore reportedly told police that a black car, proceeding in the same direction to the right side of him, swerved left and caused him to lose control of the motorcycle.

This resulted in him driving off the road and colliding with a pile of stones.

Powley was unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMTs.

A breathalyzer test was conducted on Mentore and revealed no trace of alcohol in his system.

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