A man with no fixed place of abode was remanded to prison Thursday morning after telling Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that he stole $81.20 “to have a nice birthday”.
Mzee Osei Kanzi Nambubu Moore pleaded guilty in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court to stealing the money from Vorrell Small and unlawfully entering Small’s premises despite being asked not to do so. The offences occurred yesterday.
However, he pleaded not guilty to assaulting Constable Nathan Babb occasioning him actual bodily harm, and resisting Babb in the execution of his duty on the same day.
In outlining the facts of the case, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons explained that the accused lived at Small’s home for 13 years but because of his behaviour the complainant asked him to leave.
“The accused left and returned and the police was called. Officers advised the accused that he was trespassing. However, when the police left, he returned and stole the mentioned property. He is known to the court,” Gibbons told the court.
In response, Moore said: “The complainant is like a father to me and yesterday was my birthday. I took the money so I could have a nice birthday.”
“You stole from someone so you could have a nice birthday! I am not understanding you, Mr Moore,” Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant replied.
She then remanded the accused until Friday when the court will also hear from the complainant.