Police Detective Sergeant of CID Elfannando Newman has today been charged by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for stealing a quantity of marijuana from the Timehri Police Station, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Newman, of Herstelling, EBD appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court where the charge was read, the Administration of Justice Act was applied, and he pleaded not guilty.
He was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 and the matter was adjourned to July 8. Attorney-at-Law Siand Dhurjon represented Newman.
The charge against Newman states that between February 27, 2021, and March 1, 2021, at the Timehri Police Station, being employed by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) as a Sergeant of Police, he stole three large bulky parcels of cannabis Sativa with a total weight of 3,122 grams that was taken into possession by him by virtue of his employment.
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