Two Policemen found themselves on the other side of the law today as they appeared in Court to face armed robbery charges.
Police ranks, Sherwin Spiers and Daniel Kellman stood before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and denied the allegations made against them.
The Prosecutor told the Court that it is alleged that on the 20th of February, at the Takatu Bridge in the township of Lethem, the two men robbed Brazilian national, Ronaldo Farrier of his cell phone along with some Brazilian currency, totaling $39,000.
An Attorney, who is representing the two men, told the Court that on the day in question, the two Policemen who were working at the border crossing, stopped the accused and conducted and search on him and found narcotics, the mobile phone and money.
The Attorney said the items were taken away from the man and while he was being taken to the Police station in the area, he escaped but later returned to the station to report that he was robbed by the two policemen.
The Prosecutor told the Court that there was no such event and claimed that it was the two policemen who approached the man while armed and relieved him of his phone and money.
After listening to both sides of the argument, the Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $100,000 each and transferred the case to the Lethem Magistrates’ Court for its continuation.