Repeat offender on armed robbery charge

first_imgA young man, who is presently before the Courts for three counts of armed robberies, was yet again remanded for a similar offence when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.Remanded: Odinga HaywoodOdinga Haywood, 22, of Charlestown, stood before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that on May 29, 2019, at Charlestown, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Julius Hope of two cellular phones valued $96,000 and $10,000.Prosecutor Richard Harris did not present facts into the matter but objected to bail being granted on the basis that Haywood is a known character to the Police and is currently before the Courts on similar offences.As such, the unrepresented man was remanded to prison and the case will continue on August 23.Haywood was charged in 2016 for three counts of armed robbery. Only 20 years old then, the charge against him read that on February 21, at Waterloo Street, Georgetown, being armed with a knife, he robbed Trevor Singh of a Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued $60,440, Ibrahim Takur of a Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued $70,000 and Mohamed Takur of an iPhone and headset valued $122,000.He had pleaded not guilty to those charges. Meanwhile, earlier this year, Haywood was charged for possession of narcotics; however, after pleading guilty to the charge and begging the Court’s leniency, Haywood was given a second chance and ordered to perform two weeks of community service.last_img read more