An alleged arsonist remains in Dodds prison after informing the Bridgetown Magistrate that he had no one to post bail on his behalf.
Dario Terrell Foster of 99D Eden Lodge, St Michael is charged with setting the fire that destroyed the unit he shared with his grandmother, and causing damage to two others.
Foster is not required to plead to the indictable charge.
The accused, who is in his late 20s, told Magistrate Douglas in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court earlier this week: “I get bail but nobody is coming.”
He then asked whether he could be allowed to get personal bail.
“The situation [in jail]….I give up and want to change my life,” Foster said.
However, the magistrate told the accused he could not give him personal bail given the nature of the offence.
“This is a serious matter. This is one that all Barbadians will take to heart. I need someone to sign bail for you. You have family and nobody has faith in you to sign bail because you are accused of burning your grandmother’s house,” Frederick pointed out.
And just as on previous occasions, Foster again maintained that the incident was “an accident” because he was “rushing to court”.
Foster will return to court on July 26.