A MAN appeared before a San Fernando magistrate on Thursday charged with having in his possession a weapon modified to a gun. Wendell Moze was taken before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Ann Antoine and the charges read to him were that on February 10, he had in his possession a prohibited weapon and 13 rounds of ammunition at George Street, La Romaine.
The charges were laid indictably by PC Dookhie of the Southern Division Task Force and Moze was not called upon to enter a plea. Attorney Frank Gittens represented Moze and said his client was in custody for five days. He told the magistrate his client was in need of urgent medical attention due to injuries sustained during a shooting.
Gittens said his client was deemed disabled by social workers following injuries to his trachea and oesophagus. Gittens said he is no longer fit to work. Prosecutor PC Cleyon Seedan, in objecting to bail, cited the prevalence of such weapons and the seriousness of the offence. He told the magistrate the gun was modified to be used as an automatic weapon.
Magistrate Antoine ordered that the accused man be taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope as he is due to undergo surgery. Moze was granted $300,000 bail and the case was adjourned to February 21.