Man accused of cursing his grandmother

A 26-year-old man, who cursed his grandmother and damaged her property, will know his fate on December 19.

When Abayomi Yohannes Lopez, of Belfield Land, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today he denied assaulting Janelle O’Neal on September 7, occasioning her actual bodily harm.

However, he owned up to destroying a cordless phone belonging to Janice Hoyte without lawful excuse on November 25.

The prosecutor revealed that Lopez was arguing with his younger sister on the day in question about her failure to collect his daughter from nursery.

Hoyte reportedly interjected saying that it was his responsibility as he was the child’s father, which resulted in him cursing his grandmother.

She then called Lopez’s mother to inform her about his behaviour, but he snatched the device and slammed it into the ground before leaving the house.

“I was angry. My grandmother was telling lies about me on the phone,” Lopez said as he tried to explain his behaviour to Cuffy-Sargeant.

However, his explanation did not sit well with the magistrate who informed Lopez that Hoyte had a right to say what she wanted in her own home.

She also asked him if his behaviour on November 25 was indicative of how he treated his grandmother.

“No Ma’am, I love my grandmother,” he replied.

“I am disappointed in the way you treat your grandmother,” the magistrate replied.

Today Sergeant Cameron Gibbons also objected to Lopez’s release on the grounds that he was already on bail from the court for a charge in connection with the same complainant.

On that basis, the prosecutor said there was need to protect the complainant before “a more serious matter” developed.

However, in his defence, Lopez said he and the mother of his child were currently on speaking terms and he had to take care of his daughter.

Nonetheless, his application was denied.

12 Responses to Man accused of cursing his grandmother

  1. Marita Simmons
    Marita Simmons November 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Imagine that woman changed his diaper and he turn into a big hardback man only to give this woman heartbreak and pain

  2. Celia Harding
    Celia Harding November 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Treat yours elders with respect.

  3. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin November 27, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    He wants some croton leaves…

  4. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow November 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Idiot…u should always be grateful and thankful to the hand dat feeds u.

  5. Heather Yasharal
    Heather Yasharal November 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Best Cuts Barber

  6. Sherriann Jordan
    Sherriann Jordan November 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Are you dumb

  7. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch November 27, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    His grandmother love and care for him dearly she is a very nice person

  8. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Get a haircut

  9. kathy-Ann Clarke November 28, 2017 at 9:19 am

    He want putting across the same grandmother lap, and serving some good hot lashes. Always respect your elders, especially those who raise you. And it’s your responsibilty to collect your own child, make a phone call early, and find out if the family that you send is still going, and if they ain’t sound sure, go and collect your own child yourself. Yes, you may be working, but just take few minutes to do your duty.

  10. Wende November 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t mean to sound old but the Barbados of today is different from the one I grew up in even though I am only in my fifty’s. Nothing could provoke me to speak to any family member that way and certainly not an elders not even now.

  11. bajan at large December 1, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Are you kidding me, his grandmother? Let him think about his behaviour in Dodds.

  12. Jonah Banks December 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Hogtie him and take to the barber!


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