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Man remanded after being charged with possession of unlicensed pistol and abduction

Man remanded after being charged with  possession of unlicensed pistol and abduction
Lejah Alexander (left) being escorted from the Serious Offenses Court in Kingstownunlicensed pistol and abduction

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Due in part to security concerns raised by the alleged victim, a 34-year old has been remanded in custody after being charged with possession of an unlicensed pistol and abduction.

Lejah Alexander, a labourer of Glen, was brought before the Serious Offences Court, yesterday, April 6.

He was not required to enter a plea to the charges that he did, on April 1, in Questelles, by force compel Lindon Glasgow to go from Questelles to Lowmans Leeward, and that he had in his possession a Glock 40 pistol without a license under the Firearms Act.

The charges are linked, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche indicated, before raising his objections.

The prosecutor stated that he spoke to the police, and the complainant Glasgow voiced security concerns. The police were in the process of making arrangements for “certain things” to be put in place, he continued, asking for time for them to do so.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne asked the crown to clarify whether Alexander was on bail for another offence.
Delplesche confirmed that Alexander is on bail for an attempted murder charge, and he noted that this was also part of the objections he intended to raise.

The 34-year-old accused is also charged with a daylight shooting incident which occurred on November 5, 2019. In this incident, a lone gunman allegedly approached Lionel ‘Gobler’ George and his girlfriend, Deneisha “Gazaden” Corridon, who were setting up the business Corridon was running out of a vehicle at Middle Street, Kingstown. The gunman, it is said, fired multiple shots in George’s direction, before fleeing.

George, shot in the head, was taken to the hospital, went into surgery, spent time in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and had to go abroad, following recovery, for additional medical treatment.

Following the concerns raised by the Crown, the chief magistrate told Alexander that she was not going to grant him bail at all at that juncture, but that he could make an application to the High Court.

The preliminary inquiry was adjourned to June 30.

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