Businessman charged for possession of illegal gun, ammo

first_imgForty-nine-year-old Rickey Wahid also called “Lall” of Samaroo Dam Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, was on Monday remanded to prison after he was arraigned with gun and ammunition possession charges.The gun and ammunition which were allegedly found in the businessman’s carIt is alleged that Wahid was arrested on March 3 with an unlicenced firearm and a magazine containing eight live rounds of ammunition. During his court appearance on Monday before Magistrate Zameena Ali-Seepaul at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, the businessman denied the offences.It was reported that on the day in question Wahid was also found in possession of a cutlass and a large piece of round wood.Reports are that Police officers were in search of Wahid in relation to a report made by a butcher who claimed that the man had threatened to shoot him.The businessman was, however, seen driving his car in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station when he was stopped and told of the allegation made against him.He reportedly remained silent when the officers prompted to search his vehicle. The black handgun with the magazine were allegedly discovered on the floor of the car. He was asked to produce his firearm licence but failed to do so. As such he was arrested. The case will continue on March 12, 2019, at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more