Two years jail for taxi driver who bought illegal gun for ‘protection’


A 38-year-old taxi driver who bought an illegal revolver was on Friday sentenced to two years imprisonment.

William Ramsey of ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown, appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly and pleaded guilty to the firearm and gun possession charges.

It is alleged that Ramsey, on August 22, at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, had a .38 revolver, five matching rounds of ammunition, and a spent shell in his possession when he is not a licensed firearm holder.

Ramsey, who was unrepresented, told the court that a few months ago he was robbed and so, he bought the gun for his protection.

The Magistrate, based on Ramsey’s early plea and the seriousness of the crime, sentenced him to two years imprisonment on each count.

However, Magistrate Daly ordered that the sentences run concurrently, which means Ramsey will only serve two years behind bars.

According to reports, on the day in question, ranks acted on information and intercepted Ramsey’s car at Mandela Avenue. He was searched and the gun was found in his possession.


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