Footballer previously jailed for wounding cop denied bail on gun possession charge

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An application for bail by Attorney-at-Law Everton Singh-Lammy on behalf of footballer, Jobe Caesar was denied on Monday by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus. 

Caesar, 24, of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus on charges of illegally being in possession of a gun and ammunition. 

He pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that on November 13, at the National Gymnasium at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .32 Taurus pistol along with six matching rounds when he was not the holder of a firearm licence. 

Caesar, who is a well-known local athlete, was remanded to prison until December 12. It was reported that Police ranks acting on a tipoff, went to the National Gymnasium where a football match was being played and carried out a search on the footballer and found the gun on him. 

In 2019, Caesar was handed a six-month jail sentence after he was found guilty of wounding a Police Corporal the previous year. According to reports, Caesar and the cop were involved in an intimate relationship with the same woman. The Policeman had visited his lover’s East Ruimveldt, Georgetown home where he found her in a compromising position Caesar. 

As such, an argument ensued between the cop and the woman. Caesar then relieved the law enforcement officer of his service revolver and fired a shot at him. The footballer was also charged with robbing the same woman of her mobile phone and damaging her car. 

These charges were, however, dismissed after the woman refused to testify against him. Also, in February of this year, Caesar was arrested and questioned in connection with the murder of 24-year-old clothes vendor, Carlos Waithe of Norton Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. 

Waithe was fatally shot while he was attempting to part a fight between his friends. The young man was shot once in the head at Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.

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