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Man, woman charged with abducting Bhena’s Footwear employee

Dexter John

Two persons charged with abducting an employee of Bhena’s Footwear were today arraigned for the offence and released on a total of GUY$1 million bail.

Forty-eight year old Viola Morrison and 34-year Dexter John pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

They have to return to court on June 1.

Morrison and John are accused of abducting Sales Clerk, Zineer Leon Waaldijk on May 4 outside the store on Regent Street, Georgetown, causing him to be wrongfully restrained.

Police say Waaldijk was about to enter his place of employ when he was confronted by an identifiable man who pushed him into the vehicle and sped off.

Waaldijk was released later that day unhurt. He then reported to the Brickdam Police Station.

Police said the two were arrested based on footage captured by nearby surveillance cameras.

Police Prosecutor, Corporal Bharrat Mangru did not oppose bail and they were granted their pre-trial liberty in exchange for GUY$500,000  bail each.