…after being remanded on attempted murder chargeA 21-year-old man who reportedly dealt a friend a blow to his head with a piece of wood created a ruckus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was remanded to prison pending trial.Akeem Lammy in tears as he entered the Police lock-ups at the Georgetown Magistrates’ CourtsAkeem Lammy was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. However, as he was being escorted out of the courtroom, he started punching and kicking the Policeman who was accompanying him. Other officers had to intervene and it took five ranks to restrain the man.He began shouting and begging several Police Officers who were restraining him to take his life.He then began to scream, “I fed up of living on the streets; I want to die, ya’ll kill me.” His sister who was in court ran to his assistance, barricading him from several Policemen who had run to the assistance of the officer that was assaulted.The Chief Magistrate, who was still on the bench at this time, adjourned court and retreated to her chambers.Following much struggle, Lammy was taken into the chute leading to the court lockups.It was pandemonium when the man emerged from the chute as he attempted again to fight several officers who were attempting to escort him.His family members, who were looking on as the scene unfolded, were also heard shouting and attempted to force their way into the lock-ups.Lammy, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was charged with wounding Johnny Ramdeen with intent to murder him on June 10 at Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.The Court heard that on the day of the incident, the two men were having an argument when Lammy picked up a piece of wood and dealt Ramdeen a blow to his head which caused him to collapse.He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was currently hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing a fractured skull. He will make his second court appearance on June 25, 2018.
Corentyne murderThe 28-year-old Corentyne, Berbice man who ingested a poisonous substance after stabbing his ex-wife to death is now in stable condition at the Port Mourant Hospital.Tovannie Simmons and Imran Lyte in happier timesImran Lyte, of Limlair Village, Corentye, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), stabbed the woman, Tovannie Simmons, some 10 times about her body following an argument at her Second Street, Limlair Village home.He then fled the scene of the crime and was later rushed to the Hospital by relatives after ingesting the substance. Lyte remains under Police guard at the Port Mourant Hospital.It was previously reported by Guyana Times that Lyte and his sister went to Simmons’ home to discuss a matter involving her brother, which allegedly occurred last Sunday when a heated argument ensued and the suspect whipped out a knife and attacked his ex-wife.The dead woman’s mother, Jacklyn Henry, related that Simmons was visited by her ex-husband and his sister and they were sitting at the table having a discussion when he started stabbing the mother of four.“He grab she and start jooking she and she holla and jump on me; I went in the chair sitting down and I try fuh block he and he fire the knife at me and she run out on the landing,” Simmons’ mother said.Henry further explained that Lyte went on to the veranda where a relative tried to restrain him, but he was able to free himself and pursued Simmons, continuing to stab her.On Saturday last, Simmons had gone to collect her children from another part of the village and on her journey, she was confronted by Lyte, who accused her of allowing her friends to taunt his new lover. Lyte reportedly hit Simmons, and in retaliation, one of her sisters reportedly kicked him causing him to fall into a nearby trench. Her brother then intervened, and he was stabbed by Lyte. A report was made to the Police.