Presidential Office staffer charged with stealing cash from landlord’s shop

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 20:46 by GxMedia

Azeem Khan

A Personal Assistant to the Head of the Presidential Secretariat was Monday granted bail on a charge of allegedly stealing GUY$1 million from his landlord’s shop.

Azeem Khan, 28, of Pere Street, Kitty, Georgetown was granted GUY$100,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 9,2014 for report and fixture. Khan was also ordered to lodge his passport and report to the police every Friday at 5 PM.

The prosecution’s facts are that Dyal owns a two-storey concrete and wooden structure where he operates a shop on the lower flat and rented Khan an apartment. 

Police said Dyal was losing money for some time with no signs of tampering inside the shop. The proprietor then decided to install a surveillance camera in front the door that separates the shop from Khan’s apartment. He then placed the GUY$1 million in different boxes in his shop on June 11 and discovered the money missing the following day.

An examination of the video recording showed Khan on camera. He was arrested and charged with the offence.