A jury of five women and four men deliberated for almost four hours today in the court of Justice Adolph Lucas before it found 34-year -old BDF sergeant Emmerson Michael not guilty of kept ammunition without a gun license for 1,340 round of 5.6 calibre bullets.
The jury’s verdict was unanimous. Michael, who was a soldier for 13 years, was charged with the offence when the police stopped a green Land Rover at a roadblock at the Junction of Vista Del Mar and the Northern Highway and found a bag containing the ammunition between the legs of BDF Corporal Henry Williams.
Michael was driving the vehicle at the time. Williams has since absconded and he was not brought to trial. The incident occurred on December 19, 2008. The prosecution, represented by Crown Counsel Stevanni Duncan, called several witnesses in its attempt to prove its case and several of them testified to seeing Michael with Williams in the vehicle.
Michael gave a statement from the dock in which he denied his involvement and knowledge of the ammunition. Michael was represented by attorney Dickie Bradley.<< Read other news