Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ordered that Arian Fahie be put back in custody; this after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm.
Fahie was previously granted bail by another magistrate.
The 21-year-old was charged after he reportedly pointed a plastic gun at his father and his father’s girlfriend.
Explaining her reason for ordering that Fahie be placed on remand again, Senior Magistrate Richards described the offence as serious.
She noted that Fahie led the two complainants to believe that the gun was real, and also put them in fear.
The magistrate further explained that a fake gun has as much psychological effect as a real one.
Fahie, in the meantime, will be brought back to court on March 14 when he is expected to be sentenced.
How the offence was committed
The prosecution reported that, on January 10, Milton Fahie (the father) parked his vehicle beside his mother’s Belle Vue residence to wash the said vehicle.
He briefly stepped away and left his girlfriend, Rehani Bacchaus, in the vehicle.
Arian reportedly approached the girlfriend and made a comment that she said she did not hear.
He then walked past the girlfriend, reached into his back pocket, and pointed a short black gun at her, causing her to panic.
He then left area.
When his father returned, he was told about what had transpired.
As a result, the father and his girlfriend drove in search of the offender.
They met him walking along the road.
The father reportedly threatened to call the police.
It is said that Arian started to walk towards his father.
Upon reaching within 15 feet of him, the youngster reportedly pointed the gun at his father.
Someone nearby beckoned to the accused: “Mehson, what you doing? That is your father!”
The father then called the police, who later found the accused hiding in nearby bushes.
The police gave chase, but Arian reportedly managed to escape.
He turned himself in to the police later that day.
The cops also allegedly recovered a plastic air gun with an orange nozzle from the offender.
During a police interview, Adrian said it was the air gun that he had pointed at the couple.
He also reportedly told police that, if it were a real gun, he would have shot his father and the girlfriend.
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