By Zaya Williams
During a courtroom session held on Tuesday, Hakeem Jeffery, a resident of Golden Grove, refuted allegations of his involvement in a robbery at a Parham supermarket three years ago.
The charges initially brought against him in 2020 encompassed aggravated robbery, robbery, firearm possession, and ammunition possession.
However, in a surprising turn of events, Jeffery altered his plea regarding possessing the firearm and ammunition during the court proceedings.
Upon this plea change, the prosecution accepted the revised pleas and opted to withdraw the other charges against Jeffery. This marked a significant development in the case.
The initial incident took place on May 8, 2020, when Jeffery, in conjunction with another individual, visited Paulette’s Supermarket in Parham.
During this visit, Jeffery was reportedly observed carrying a firearm that contained six rounds of live ammunition.
The supermarket was purportedly robbed of $2,200 during this incident, though it’s essential to note that Jeffery has not admitted to his involvement in the actual robbery itself.
The sentencing for the firearm and ammunition-related charges has been scheduled for October 18, where Jeffery’s legal fate will be determined by Justice Tunde Bakre in light of this altered plea.