Minibus drivers charged for unlawful wounding

TWO minibus drivers, who allegedly inflicted injuries on another for uttering offensive words, on Friday, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and were each granted $30,000 bail by Magistrate Leron Daly

Sherlock Drayton also known as “Blink” and Joe Grant pleaded not guilty to unlawful wounding.

The charge alleged that they, on March 12, 2021, at Longden Street, Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously, wounded Adrian Brandt.

The court was told that Drayton, Grant and Brandt are known to each other and operate their minibuses on the East/West Ruimveldt route. On the date mentioned, Brandt reportedly blocked a passenger from entering Drayton’s minibus. However, his efforts were futile and the passenger entered. After his failed attempt, Brandt left the location. As he was leaving, he reportedly made offensive utterances about Drayton’s mother. This led to scuffle between the two men. Grant allegedly joined in the scuffle.

A report was subsequently made and following an investigation, Drayton and Grant were charged.

The court was told that Drayton and Brandt have a similar case pending in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The duo will return to court on April 21, 2021.

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