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Indigenous farmer remanded for illegal shotgun, ammo possession

Aishalton farmer, Orville Roberts

Orville Roberts, an indigenous farmer from Aishalton, was today remanded to prison for the January 14 possession of a 16 guage shotgun, and one 12 guage cartridge without having a firearm license.

Roberts, 45 years old, plead not guilty to both charges before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The police prosecutor said the case file is incomplete pending a ballistics test.

The matter will be transferred to the Lethem Magistrates Court for March 7.

  • Charles Selman

    The Minister of Public Security should feel indicted here. The illegal gun amnesty should have made provision for the indigenous people to be issued licenses for their weapons. These people feed their families from hunting and protect their families and communities.
    Surely, he can reconsider.

    • Col123

      Do you really believe that the minister cares?… he is living in another world!