A Special Reserve Policeman (SRP) and three other men, were each granted $250,000 bail on Thursday after they appeared in court charged with unlawfully detaining a man in Belmont this week.
The accused, Special Reserve Police Keon Prescod, of Malabar, Che Edwards, 23, of D’Abadie, Stephen Prescott, 23 of La Horquetta and Seth Gibbs, 25 of Aranguez, appeared before Magistrate Rehana Ali in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court.
A condition of their bail is that each of them report to the nearest police station, to where they live Mondays and Fridays between 6 am and 6 pm. The men were also given cash alternatives of $85,000 for bail.
The men are all accused of robbing Nicholas Juman of an iPhone using violence, unlawfully carrying away Juman and falsely imprisoning him on January 6, at Lady Young Road, Belmont.
The prosecution had requested that the men be denied bail based on the seriousness of the offences and that if granted bail they would interfere with Juman.
Ali disagreed with this saying that each of the accused resided in different areas and none of them resided in the Diego Martin area where Juman lived. She said the seriousness of the allegation alone is not enough to deny bail.
It is alleged that Juman owed money and the men were attempting to recover the money for their ‘client’. This is the second time that Juman was snatched in an attempt to recover monies.
TWO OF THE ACCUSED