Acting District ‘A’ Magistrate Sandra Rollins today put the brakes on a 26-year-old cleaner accused of stealing two cars.
Hasani Kayode Boyce of No. 10 Coverley Development, Christ Church was remanded to Dodds until December 11 after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on four criminal charges.
It is alleged that Boyce stole a motorcar valued $70,000 belonging to Giuseppina Pasquale on June 18. He was not required to plead to the indictable offence but entered a not guilty plea to stealing a $10,000 motorcar belonging to Rodney Lewis between October 3 and 12.
He also pleaded not guilty to stealing $3,500 cash belonging to Oneal Hinds between May 1 and June 30 as well as dishonestly obtaining $8,000 cash from Samuel Cumberbatch with the intention of permanently depriving him, by deception, by representing that he Boyce was in lawful possession of a motorcar and had lawful authority to deal with the sale of the vehicle on June 18.
Station Sergeant Carrison Henry objected to bail for the accused based on the seriousness of the charges, the fact that he had missed court in the past and warrants had been issued for his arrest as well as the fact that he was already on bail for similar matters.
However, Boyce’s legal counsel Kyle Walkes stated that his client had missed court on two prior occasions due to sickness.
“One can get sick ma’am. Two missed dates in five years . . . he has not absconded by leaving the jurisdiction even though he is in possession of his passports,” Walkes argued, even as he stated that the accused was willing to surrender his travel documents to the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court as part of his bail conditions.
Despite this, acting Magistrate Rollins remanded the accused on the grounds that he allegedly committed the offences while already on bail for similar offences and that warrants were issued for his non-attendance.