UG student charged for possessing fake driver’s license

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A 20-year-old University of Guyana (UG) student was on Friday arraigned before City Magistrate Leron Daly for uttering a forged driver’s license to a police officer.

Shaquan Caesar was charged with forging the document in the name of Anthony Jacobs on January 25, 2022, at Brickdam, Georgetown. He was also charged for uttering the forged document to Police Constable Collins.

Caesar pleaded not guilty to the two charges and was released on a total of $200,000 bail. The matter was adjourned to March 4, 2022.

The court heard that on the day in question, traffic officer Collins was on motorcycle patrol when he observed the defendant driving a minibus out of his route. The officer stopped the vehicle and ordered Caesar to drive to the police station.

Upon examining the defendant’s license, it was discovered that the document did not have his real name, but had his photograph attached. A further investigation was carried out, whereby the police discovered that the license belonged to Anthony Jacobs.

It is alleged that under caution, Caesar told the police that he paid someone at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to have his photograph placed on the driver’s license.

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