I want to vote!

Accused burglar wants to be released in time for election

An alleged burglar, who has been on remand at Dodds prison for the last 12 months, has pleaded for his release in order to exercise his franchise in the general election, constitutionally due by the middle of this year.

However, the plea of Kemar Romal Griffith of Woodsland, Grazettes, St Michael fell on deaf ears, and he will remain at the St Philip institution.

“I got a little girl  . . . and election going to be called between now and May and I want to get home to vote. I am asking for a chance,” Griffith told Magistrate Douglas Frederick today.

His application came after prosecutors revealed that the analyst in the case, who was scheduled to give evidence today, had requested more time due to office issues.

“It’s a year and some that I in jail, Sir. Under the circumstances you can give me bail,” Griffith submitted.

But the magistrate replied that he was not a fit candidate as he had already on bail six times.

Griffith, who is in his mid-twenties, is accused of trespassing on the Silver Fox arcade on October 13, 2016 and stealing a $400 safe, $10,366 in cash, a $400 laptop belonging to Palace Amusement, and an $800 cellular phone and $189.75 belonging to Che Nurse.

It is also alleged that he had a firearm at the time, as well as on October 19, 2016 when he is accused of entering the home of Robert Hawkesworth and stealing a $3,000 television, a $600 tablet, a $300 cellular phone, $300 sunglasses, a $50 car key and seven keys worth $35.

He will make his next appearance in the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on February 7.

6 Responses to I want to vote!

  1. kathy-Ann Clarke January 11, 2018 at 9:27 am

    The man wants to come out and vote.
    Kindly let your officers transport him to the place where he is supposed to vote, and let him place his X, and then transport him back to Dodds.
    At, least he got the chance to cast his vote.

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  2. Richieboy January 11, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Why so long on remand ?
    Can’t the trial go ahead….especially
    with the fact he was armed…?
    Fat chance if found guilty , that he will be
    out in time to vote….!
    Voting looks the least of his problems ?

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  3. Alex Alleyne January 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Was he thinking of his “Lil girl” when he was out there with a GUN teefing ?. 10 years in DODDS to cool off and read the papers about the Elections and how the voting went.

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  4. Belfast January 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    He has no ambition, he should be asking to be released to contest a seat at the upcoming general election. Dodds or Palmetto Street, he would be amongst his very own.

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  5. Bajan USA January 11, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Put a ballots box in prison let’s see how them Vote. Would be interested to see how them Vote.

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  6. Willi January 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    An alleged burglar, why so long on remand then?

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