Fish vendor on bail for stabbing man over missing cellphone


A 25-year-old fish vendor was on Friday charged for stabbing a man whom he accused of stealing his cellphone.

Vishal Ali of 32 Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. 

He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on October 29, 2021, at Rahaman’s Park, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Trevon Williams. 

The Magistrate after listening to the facts released Ali on $20,000 bail. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on January 21, 2022, when he will appear before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly.

The court prosecutor told the court that the two men are known to each other.  At around 19:30 hours on the day in question, Ali was at home playing music on his cellphone.

He then left the phone upstairs and went downstairs for a few minutes. On his return, he realised his phone was missing and went to a nearby shop where Williams was.

Ali then asked Williams, “why yuh pick up muh phone?” As a result, an argument ensued between the men which led to a scuffle during which Ali stabbed Williams to his back. The matter was reported and Ali was later arrested.


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