By Zaya Williams
In a courtroom appearance yesterday, Hakeem Jeffery of Golden Grove vehemently denied allegations that he was involved in a robbery at a Parham supermarket three years ago.
The charges levelled against him in 2020 include aggravated robbery, robbery, possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.
According to the prosecution, Jeffery, in collaboration with another individual, is accused of robbing the proprietor of Parham’s Paulette’s Supermarket of $2,200 on May 8, 2020.
It is alleged that during the incident, he used a gun containing six rounds of ammunition to force the individual to give him the money.
During his arraignment before Justice Tunde Barke, Jeffery unequivocally pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him.
Consequently, his trial date was scheduled for October 11.
The forthcoming trial will involve the testimonies of 11 witnesses as both the prosecution and the defence seek to establish the facts surrounding the alleged robbery.
As this legal process unfolds, the accused maintains his stance of innocence, and the court will determine the outcome of this case in the coming days.