A Morvant man has been granted $275,000 bail after appearing in the Arima Magistrate’s Court charged with five offences including gun and ammunition possession and wounding with intent.
The charges against 29 year old Sayyed Ali stem from an incident at Unity Lane, Carapo on January 5th in which a 25-year-old man was shot in the right hand by a masked gunman in a passing vehicle.
The accused stood yesterday before Magistrate Aden Stroude, also charged with possession of firearm to endanger life and possession of ammunition to endanger life.
He was granted bail on the condition that he stays 200 feet away from the victim, is not to be found in the Carapo community, and is to reside at Coconut Drive, Morvant.
The matter was then postponed to February 6th.
TOP COP RESPONDS TO BAIL FOR GUN POSSESSION
In response to this case, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith insisted that the TTPS did its job.
He said: “The Police did their job. We investigated, we arrested the person for carrying the illegal firearm and ammunition and for wounding with intent, and then bail was given. We at the TTPS are doing our job.”
A similar statement was issued yesterday with the news that a St Joseph couple had been given bail after appearing in court for gun possession and other charges.
The Top Cop has long called for persons on gun-related offences to be refused bail.
An amendment to the law to have this put in place has not yet been passed.