A conductor was remanded to prison today for allegedly wounding another man aboard a public service vehicle.
Jamal Rohan Omar Layne, of 1st Avenue, Vauxhall, Christ Church, was not required to plead to the charge of unlawfully wounding Ondrea Griffin on January 15 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to cause him serious bodily harm.
However, the 32-year-old was denied bail after the prosecutor, Sergeant Theodore McClean, objected to his release based on the seriousness of the offence, the strength of the evidence against the accused and the fact that the incident reportedly occurred on public transport.
The prosecutor also argued that there was need to protect the alleged victim as well as society from the accused.
In his application for bail, Layne said his mother suffered from a heart condition and he was the only one taking care of her.
However, Magistrate Douglas Frederick denied the application and remanded the accused to Dodds prison until March 5.