A CORENTYNE businessman was, on Monday, freed of gun and ammunition charges, after the presiding magistrate upheld a no-case submission that was made by his attorney, Bernard DaSilva.
Michael Bascom was on trial before Magistrate Renita Singh, at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
Bascom was out on $300,000 bail after it was alleged that, on December 17, 2018, at Corentyne, Berbice, he had, in his possession, one Ruger Newport long rifle and a hunting firearm without being the holder of a firearm licence in force at the time.
It was also alleged that, on the same date, he had in his possession twenty-six 30-30 ammunition and fifty-seven 22 long rifle ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence in force at the time.
DaSilva had made a no-case submission, arguing that the prosecution had failed to establish evidence to prove key elements of the charges.
Magistrate Singh later upheld the no-case submission, and dismissed the charges.