Bacchus murder sequel…
Man charged with supplying phone card to prisoner
Guyana Chronicle
January 20, 2004

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THE man accused of concealing a phone card in a food box intended for Shafeek Bacchus murder accused Mark Thomas appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen yesterday.

Cyril Philbert Sinclair, 35, of Lot 2 Norton Street, Wortmanville, denied supplying a prohibited article to a prisoner and was put on $10,000 bail until February 4.

Police said the defendant went to Brickdam Police Station, on January 15, with four food boxes he said were for Thomas called ‘Kerzorkee’, who was a suspect in the lock-ups at the time.

However, a search of the food containers yielded a $2,000 phone card, the Court was told.

Thomas, manager of Auby’s Wine Bar, at Norton and George Streets, Werk-en-Rust, co-owner of A&D Funeral Parlour, Ashton King, 48, of Lot 104 Pineapple Road, East Ruimveldt and Shawn Hinds, 37, of Lot 14 Eccles New Scheme, East Bank Demerara, are all charged with murdering Bacchus, a cattle farmer, outside his Princes Street, Lodge home, also in Georgetown, three Mondays ago.

Thomas is currently a patient at Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted after collapsing on hearing the charge for the capital offence read to him.

He is yet to appear in Court to face the allegation on which King and Hinds have been remanded to prison until January 28.