Farmer accused of stealing goats

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Alleged goat thief, Vijay Singh

VIJAY Singh of Lot 209 Martyrsville, East Coast Demerara, accused of stealing two goats was on Friday released on $20,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry after answering to two counts of simple larceny.Singh denied the charge that said between November 1, 2014 and May 27 2015, at Number 7 Village West Coast Berbice, he stole one goat worth $80,000, property of Kalandar Pooran.
The farmer also denied that between January 1 and May 27, 2015 at Berbice, he stole another goat valued at $45,000, property of Lloyd Sahadeo.
According to the prosecution, the animals were recovered and identified by the owners through a mark on the horns. The unrepresented man was granted $10,000 bail on each count and the matter was transferred to theFort Wellington Magistrates’ Court for June 8.