man who accused Dwight Nelson of pulling gun gets bail

BY PAUL HENRY Crime/court co-ordinator henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, January 20, 2012

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PAUL HENRY Crime/Court Desk co-ordinatorHenryp@jamaicaobserver.com

ROHAN Rowtham, the 29-year-old PNP supporter who alleged that former Security Minister Dwight Nelson pulled a gun on him, was today granted $150,000 in the Gun Court.

Rowtham was offered the bail in the High Court Division of the Gun Court following a bail application by attorney Bert Samuels, a partner in the law firm Knight, Junor & Samuels.

The accused was arrested last month and slapped with gun-related charges after reporting to the Kingston Central police that Nelson had pulled a gun on him in the South East St Andrew constituency, in the days leading up to the December 29 General Elections.

Nelson, who was the Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate for the constituency, has denied the allegations.

The seat was won by the People's National Party's Julian Robinson.

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