Carpenter, 28, remanded for possession of illegal firearm

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A 28-year-old carpenter of Nigg Settlement, Corentyne Berbice was remanded to prison on Thursday for possession of firearm without license.

Jahamal Hussain, called Matthew, appeared at Reliance Magistrate Court before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh where the charge was read to him. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison.

The matter was transferred to the Albion Magistrate’s Court on September 27 for report.

Hussain was arrested on Sunday last after he dropped the illegal weapon at a food court at Albion, Corentyne Berbice.

According to the police, Hussain and a 32-year-old woman were involved in an argument which led to a scuffle at the food court when he reportedly pulled out the gun.

The woman raised an alarm and managed to escape.

A security guard then intervened after he heard shouts that someone had a firearm and discharged a warning round in the air.

Hussain then dropped his weapon and ran. The firearm was taken to Albion Police Station and Hussain was later arrested.

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