Matters dismissed against national footballer
Jobe CaesarTwo weeks after 19-year-old Jobe Caesar, a Guyanese footballer, was sentenced to six months imprisonment for wounding a Police Officer, the charge along with an armed robbery charge were dismissed against him by Magistrate Faith McGusty.Jobe Caesar was accused of relieving a mobile phone from Jennifer Validum on November 25, 2018. At the time, he was armed with a gun.It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he damaged a motor car valued at $3.5 million, property of Jennifer Validum.Caesar had denied both charges and was on trial before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty.However, when the matters were called on Thursday, the Virtual Complainant told the Court that she does not wish to proceed with the matters, hence, the Magistrate dismissed both matters against the defendant.On June 14, Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess sentenced Caesar to six months behind bars after finding him guilty of wounding a Police Officer.It is alleged that on September 3, 2018 at East Ruimveldt, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kerry Joseph.The Magistrate had ruled that after going through the entirety of the evidence, he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Caesar committed the offence. Hence, he was sentenced to six months behind bars.According to information, on the day in question, Joseph, who is a Police Corporal, reportedly went to the home of his girlfriend and saw the woman in Caesar’s arms.It was reported that Caesar attacked the officer and dealt him a punch to his face. He then snatched the officer’s service revolver and pointed it at him.However, the officer, being fearful for his life, left and reported the matter to the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost.An investigation was then carried out and the defendant was arrested and later charged with the offence.