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Indigenous farmer remanded for illegal shotgun, ammo possession

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 21:12 by Denis Chabrol

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.