Ex-convict gets bail for allegedly abusing, threatening cousin

first_imgA former West Bank Demerara (WBD) convict is once again before the court, but this time on allegations that he verbally abused and threatened his cousin.Thirty-four-year-old Junior Forester, called “Banga” of Lot 156, Patentia East, WBD, appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when he was arraigned for using abusive language against James Forester, at Lot 2 Stanleytown on December 18, 2017.The Police further stated that on that same date, he also used threateningIn August 2016, Junior Forester called “Banga” was sentenced to serve 18 months in jail for possession of stolen itemslanguage towards his cousin at the same premises. The defendant initially entered a plea of guilty with explanation, but based on his account of what transpired; the court entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. Forrester, who says he now works at a wash bay in Stanleytown, admitted that he had spent 18 months in prison for a robbery charge. As the prosecution had no objections to him being granted his pre-trial liberty, “Banga” was released by Magistrate Liverpool on $10,000 bail. He will return to court on March 15 for report and fixtures.During August 2016, “Banga” was found guilty of possession of stolen items. The particulars of the previous charge had stated that on August 12, 2016, between 06:30h and 08:15h, he had broken and entered the dwelling house of David Ambedkar at Lot 47 Area L, Patentia Housing Scheme, WBD, and stolen a quantity of jewellery, $80,000 in cash, two wristwatches and an iPhone, amounting to $500,000.During his trial for that matter last year, Forrester denied that he had entered Ambedkar’s house. However, he did admit that he bought the watches from a man called “Todd” for $10,000, and thereby entered a guilty plea to a possession of stolen property charge. It was on these grounds and other surrounding factors such as a previous conviction that he went to jail for 18 months.The prosecution’s case for the robbery matter had stated that Forrester was seen leaving Ambedkar’s home on the morning of the robbery. Acting on this lead, the Police had carried out a search of his home where the two watches were discovered.last_img read more