Shooting victim accused of kidnapping
Anthony Junior ‘Platinum’ Hewitt should have been in attendance at the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court No. 2 yesterday.
However, he was unable to do so as he was shot several times over the weekend and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Hewitt, who resides at Gills Road, Eagle Hall, St Michael, is accused with two others of kidnapping Kirk Francis on
January 22, 2013.
Meanwhile, in another case, a 22-year-old George Street, Belleville, St Michael man who was out on bail after being charged for firearms and drugs offences, was killed in a motorcycle accident a few days ago.
Suleman Ayyub Ekalvaya, a student, had been charged with having an unlicensed gun, nine rounds of ammunition, cannabis, intent to supply the same marijuana and trafficking the drugs, all on August 8.
He was remanded to HMP Dodds by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, but was later granted $75 000 bail by the High Court.