A surety laid down several conditions yesterday in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court before she signed off on the $10,000 bail offer a 25-year-old accused fraudster.
“He must stay out of Nelson Street . . . he must stay out of the Bayland and report to the District ‘A’ Police Station on Wednesdays and Fridays by 10 a.m.,” the surety said, after Magistrate Douglas Frederick asked her whether she could handle the responsibilities of surety to Aaron Franciso Joseph, of Baycroft Road, St Michael.
Joseph who is accused of committing two fraud offences on January 8 was not required to plead to the indictable charges and had been on remand at HMP Dodds awaiting a surety.
Asked by the magistrate the reason for those conditions, the surety replied: “I want him out of these two places . . . [because] when he goes up there he gets the wrong influence.”
Joseph who was asked whether he could adhere to those conditions said: “She can control me from now until whenever . . . I am not going back to jail.”
The cases against the accused, who is represented by attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson, has been committed to the assizes.