Western Africans remanded for illegal entry into Guyana

first_imgA duo from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a West African country, found themselves before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday and were remanded to prison for illegally entering Guyana.The men – Ifra Diallo, 25; and Moussa N’Digue, 29, denied the allegation put to them by the Magistrate when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against the French speaking men alleged that on May 21, 2018, at Springlands, Berbice, they entered Guyana by sea and failed to present themselves to an immigration officer.Ifra Diallo and Moussa N’Digue at the Georgetown Magistrates’ CourtsAccording to the prosecution’s case, the two arrived by sea from Suriname. On the day of their arrest, they were caught by ranks at Charity, Essequibo Coast, and when a request was made for them to present their passports, they failed to do so.As such, they were arrested and following investigations it was revealed that they entered Guyana illegally.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted, noting that the men are flight risks as they are not citizens of Guyana.Bail was refused, and they were both remanded to prison to return on May 30.last_img read more