REMANDED: Mark Forde
indictable charge, proffered amidst publicly expressed concerns by the
victimís family, said the accused had carnal knowledge of an 18-year-old last
Corporal Munilall Seetaram, prosecuting, objected to the grant of pre-trial
freedom to Forde, on the grounds that he will tamper with witnesses and the
seriousness of the offence.
Counsel Roger Yearwood said Forde, married and a father of three, was employed
with Roraima Airways but has been off the job since the allegation surfaced.
pointed out that it is now nine months since the alleged incident took place and
said the accused is not a flight risk.
challenged the Prosecution to provide proof that Forde will, indeed, interfere
with the witnesses.
virtual complainant, who was in the courtroom, claimed the accused is spreading
rumours that she had an affair with him and wanted him to break his relationship
with his wife.
The magistrate transferred the case to Providence Court, also on East Bank Demerara and remanded Forde to prison through June 26.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009