Man who ‘cuffed out’ officer’s teeth granted bail

Shem Willkie

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, on Monday, January 27, 2020, granted a 22-year-old- carpenter $70,000 bail on an assault charge.

Shem Willkie of Mahdia appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge, when it was read to him.

Particulars of the charge stated that, on January 11, 2020, at 111 Miles, Mahdia, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Mohamed Kadeer.

Attorney-at-Law Ronald Daniels who represented Willkie asked the court that his client be released on reasonable bail and told the court that it was the officer who gave both Willkie and his bother a ‘blow’ to their face.

Police prosecutor objected to bail being granted to Willkie and told the court that, on the day in question, around 02:19 hours, police on duty saw Willkie in the company of his brother who was behaving in a disorderly manner. The officer approached them and requested better behaviour from Wilkie’s brother. The latter refused to comply.
The police officer attempted to arrest Willkie’s brother and he resisted. Willkie then intervened and started to fight with the said officer.

Willkie then dealt the officer a cuff to his mouth and three of his teeth fell out. The brothers made good their escape. Days after the said incident, the brothers were seen walking on the road. Willkie was arrested and his brother made good his escape.

Magistrate McLennan released Willkie on $70,000 bail and ordered that he report to the Mahdia police until the completion of the matter.
The matter was adjourned until February 3, 2020.