Police on Tuesday morning arrested a woman in relation to a hit-and-run accident on Sunday in Berbice, but she denied that she was driving the car implicated at the time.The accident has left Pastor Cecil Agard, 76, of Nurseville, New Amsterdam, in a critical state at the New Amsterdam Hospital. He was reportedly struck off his motorcycle while riding along the Number Two Public Road, East CanjePastor Cecil Agard.The owner of the car had told investigators that a female friend was using the car at the alleged time of the accident and as such, he took investigators to the friend’shome at Tucber Park, New Amsterdam, but she was not found until Tuesday morning.However, the woman claimed that she was not driving the car at the time of the accident.After the accident, the injured pastor’s son, Raymond Agard, reportedly visited the accident scene where he found fragments of the car and was subsequently able to identify it and its owner.Checks for the owner led Agard to a bar in New Amsterdam and as such, the Police were summoned. The car was also searched during which one bottle ofThe car that was involved in the accidentwhisky, a cutlass and several grams of cannabis were unearthed. The left side light was damaged. As such, the owner was arrested and was expected to be charged shortly.
A West Ruimveldt, Georgetown man was on Wednesday remanded to prison after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with robbery.Fazel Shaffee appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and denied the charge which stated that on September 14, 2019 at New Market Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Anitta Mohan of a cellphone valued $80,000 and a bag valued $5000.The court heard that the Virtual Complainant (VC) was walking along New Market Street, Georgetown when she was approached by the 24-year-old defendant and others.According to the prosecution’s case, Shaffee demanded that the woman hand over her belongings. The prosecution is contending that in fear for her life, the VC complied with the defendant’s demands and handed over her belongings. The court heard that Shaffee and his accomplices then made good their escape. The incident was reported to the Police, who later arrested Shaffee.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman, in an application for bail to be denied, contended that a stern message needed to be sent to persons committing robberies since it is a prevalent issue.Shaffee was remanded, and the case would continue on November 2, 2019.