The Royal Barbados Police Force Family Services Unit needs to intervene in a case involving an accused teen, attorney-at-law Arthur Holder has said.
Holder made the comment today after the prosecutor, acting Station Sargeant Cameron Gibbons, said he was not renewing objections to the granting of bail for Zebulun Jahlani Sawh, of First Avenue, Greaves Land, Black Rock, St Michael.
However, the prosecutor asked that conditions be attached to his bail.
The 16-year-old is accused of damaging a motorcar belonging to Yogendra Sawh on June 1, 2018 as well as assaulting Anderson Lewis occasioning him actual bodily harm and damaging a window belonging to him on August 23 and assaulting Akeem Seymohorien on the same date. He is further charged with assaulting Lewis on August 27.
“This is a matter that persistent criminal [charges] will not solve the problem. There needs to be some sort of intervention from the Family Services Unit of the police force. [This] involves family conflicts between father and son so there needs to be a different level of intervention . . . before it gets uglier than what is before you now,” Holder who is representing the accused Sawh told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
The prosecutor replied saying that he would inform the unit, which is situated at Black Rock Main Road, St Michael, of the situation.
Sawh who returns to court on January 30, 2019 was granted $3,000 bail on two conditions – that he reports to a police station every Wednesday and to stay away from all the complainants until the matters are adjudicated.