Sophia man remanded on illegal gun, ammo charges

first_imgOne of the three men who were nabbed by Police with a gun and ammunition in their possession was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Troy Lowe, 40, of Sophia, Greater Georgetown denied the charges of possession of an illegal firearm and possession of ammunition without being a licence holder.The first charge stated that on September 24, 2018 at Queenstown, Georgetown, he had in his possession one .32 pistol without being the licensed holder of same. The other charge stated that on the said date and location, Lowe also had in his possession five live rounds of ammunition.According to facts presented in the court, a plain-clothes rank noticed Lowe and two other men acting in a suspicious manner about 16:30h in Queenstown and approached them. He conducted a search of their person, and the firearm and ammunition were found.In court on Wednesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness of the charge and nature of the offence. As a result, Magistrate Azore refused bail and remanded Lowe to prison. The case will continue on October 24, 2018.last_img

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