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Remanded to prison with bullet in neck

COURT TODAY BLOCKJumo Nasta Shaka Sobers was not required to plead to two serious charges when he went before Acing Magistrate Alliston Seale Monday afternoon, and was remanded to prison.

The 25-year-old from #4 Ashby Land, Lodge Road, Christ Church is facing two charges: using an unlicensed firearm; and being among persons who used unlawful violence and their conduct, taken together, was such that it caused persons present at the scene to fear for their safety. Both incidents allegedly happened on September 1.

Defence attorney Desmond Sands told the Oistins Magistrate Court that his client, who was in custody since Thursday, had a bullet lodged in the back of his neck.

Sobers already had a referral letter from a doctor, the lawyer said, so he was therefore requesting that the same letter be passed on to the prison so the removal of the bullet could be facilitated there.

The bullet “is visible” and is causing pain, Sands added.

 Seale agreed, remarking that since Sobers was now in custody, Government was responsible for his health and safety. He ordered that those in the medical section at the prison be given the information immediately upon Sobers’ admission to HMP Dodds.

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