Transgender duo on $100,000 bail

first_img…after arguing inhumanity, cruelty of remanding themTwo commercial sex workers turned the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts into a fashion runway on Monday afternoon, expertly modelling their way out of the prisoners’ chute into the Police outpost while wearing shackles on their feet and hands.Akeem Pyle and Gabrielle Rowe were jointly charged and taken before city Magistrate Judy Latchman for allegedly robbing Anthony Amos of $30,000 on March 25, 2017 at South Road, Georgetown.Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-A-Fat made three bail applications after the first and second was denied.During his bail application, the lawyer told the court that Pyle was a 24-year-old commercial dancer of Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, while his co-defendant is a commercial sex worker, permanently residing in Alberttown, Georgetown.Fung-A-Fat pleaded with the Magistrate to grant his clients bail in a reasonable sum, deeming remand to be an inhumane and cruel act, as this would expose the duo to rape and abuse by inmates at the Camp Street Prison.Akeem PyleGabrielle RoweAccording to the prosecution, Pyle and Rowe entered a passing motor car in which the VC was a fellow passenger, and subsequently choked and robbed him. The accused individuals were then reportedly driven to Brickdam Police Station where they were charged with the present offence.Magistrate Latchman adjourned the hearing to 13:30h after she asked the Prosecutor whether any facility existed to accommodate the duo in their present state, which guaranteed them protection as well as those around them.Responding in the affirmative, the Prosecutor stated that the prison infirmary may be an ideal place in light of the situation, causing the Magistrate to leave the bench for a second time while enquiries were being made.A few minutes later, the Magistrate reentered the courtroom and was told of the available status of the prison infirmary, with the Prosecutor mentioning a “special place” at the Lusignan Prison as an alternative.An obviously disgusted Latchman deemed these places unfit for accommodation, declaring that she was not aware of any illness the two accused suffered as to cause them to be placed in an infirmary and she had no knowledge of a “special place” at the Lusignan Prison, leaving her with no choice but to release them on $100,000 bail each.The matter stands adjourned to April 10.last_img

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