ALL SAINTS MAGISTRATE INCREASE BAIL AND IMPOSES CASH DEPOSIT FOR DESOUZA ROAD MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES
A magistrate has reconfigured the station bail set by the Police for drug-accused Rumar Omar Bailey.
Bailey was charged last Friday, August 13, after having been taken into custody that same day. Initially, the Police gave him station bail in the sum of $7,000 with no cash deposit.
However, he was taken before the All Saints Magistrate, Ngaio (Nayo) Emanuel-Edwards, on Tuesday, August 17, and his bail amount was increased to $15,000 with a cash deposit of $4,000.
Bailey’s lawyer, Leon Chaku Symister, told the court that the Jamaican man, now 22, has been residing in Antigua and Barbuda since he was nine years old. Therefore, the prosecution made no objections to bail after he assured the court that the young man did not pose a flight risk.
Bailey, who returns to court on November 24, had to surrender his travel documents and provide two Antiguan sureties to sign on his behalf. He also has to report to the St John’s Police Station three times a week.
Bailey, of DeSouza Road, was charged in relation to a $16,000 drug bust at the V.C. Bird International Airport.
He faces charges of possession of two pounds of cannabis, importation of the illegal drug, and being concerned in the supplying of cannabis.