Last week Friday night, a fire at 78 Dove Street in Ladyville left Levi Bahadur and his brother temporarily homeless. The wooden building quickly kindled the night sky after an arsonist set it ablaze. ASP Alejandro Cowo, the officer in charge of CIB says that they have arrested the man, thirty-year-old Tyrone Fitzgibbon, a fisherman of 44 A Dolphin Street who they believed started the fire.
Fitzgibbon was charged with 2 counts of arson when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. No plea was taken because the offences are indictable. The prosecutor, Sergeant Macedonio Sanchez objected to bail on the grounds that there is the likelihood that the accused might interfere with witnesses if he is granted bail and there is a strong case against him. Fitzgibbon was unable to give a good reason why he should be given bail and he was subsequently remanded into custody until March 19. The second allegation is that Fitzgibbon caused damage by fire to two double sash glass windows and a chain link fence, the property of Cynthia Williams. The cost of the damage to the windows and the fence is estimated at $3,200. Jermy Bahadur, 27, the brother of Levi Bahadur, reported to the police that saw his brother’s house on fire and he managed to enter it and rescue a man, known to him only as “Moho”, who was inside. Before it was put out, the fire spread to Williams’ residence and damaged her glass windows and her chain link fence. According to reports, Fitzgibbon, went to the house and called out the name of his ex-common-law wife, Karina Allen. When he got no response he broke a window and entered the house and set it on fire.