Businessman charged with rape granted $20,000 bail condition by magistrate


On Tuesday, May 9th, the businessman, who was reportedly granted unlawful station bail last week, appeared in St. John’s Magistrates’ Court on a rape charge.

It was not confirmed if he had been granted bail on the indictable offense. Instead, the magistrate imposed a $20,000 bail condition with a cash deposit of $5,000.

The court required him to present two sureties to sign on his behalf and report to the Johnsons Point Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

As the accused has a similar case pending, he was not required to surrender his travel documents, which are still with the court.

The man had been charged since the previous week, but as of Monday, May 8th, the charges had not been filed in court, and the prosecution did not have the case file.

However, on Monday of this week, REAL News reported on the incident, as well as residents’ complaints about preferential treatment by the police.

The charges were filed the following day, May 9th, allowing the accused to appear before the magistrate properly.

The alleged offense was committed at the accused’s place of business.

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  1. He is granted bail. However, the man that allegedly punched the Principal of a School was remanded to 1735. The Court deemed him to be a flight risk.What a darn joke. I’m

  2. Well different stroke for different folks, money and status run things………. It keeps you above the law….

  3. Some of these judges are definitely on the take. This decision makes it crystal clear that’s not just about who they know and their social standing in the society. It’s about how they can benefit.

    Antigua is a shit hole country with its kangaroo courts!

    • Under the Laws of Antigua and Barbuda. His name cannot be mentioned until he is found guilty of said crime.

  4. This is what Ralph Gonsalves and Mia Mottley have highlighted during the Security Summit and the same thing that the OECS Bar Association has been trying to defend. Less than a month later and it’s here before us.

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