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Trucker, alleged accomplice get extended bail

Saturday, September 01, 2012    

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TRUCK owner Ochoy O’Gilvie and his alleged accomplice in a case of kidnapping and assault had their bails extended in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

The 29-year-old O’Gilvie and co-accused Jermaine Farquharson are both charged with unlawful wounding, assault occasioning bodily harm and kidnapping.

When the matter came up for mention on Thursday, the court was told that the medical certificate was outstanding. As a result, a September 5 mention date was set and their bails extended.

According to the police, on May 17 the complainant, who was employed to O’Gilvie as a haulage driver, did not report for work. Sometime after, the complainant was spotted in Harbour View by both accused men who allegedly used a scissors jack and stones to beat him before placing him in a car truck with his head tied to the vehicle.

It was further alleged that the complainant was taken to an area in Bull Bay, St Thomas where he was further beaten. It is also alleged that O’Gilvie subsequently contacted the complainant’s uncle and demanded $30,000 for his release.

The matter was reported to the police who accompanied the uncle to O’Gilvie’s truck yard where he and his co-accused were held.

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