Taking no chances
HOW MUCH OF A FLIGHT risk did they present to prison authorities? This was the question being asked by the curious around the District “A” Magistrates’ Courts yesterday when three fraud accused from Britain were taken before a magistrate – each shackled at the ankles and a total of five pairs of handcuffs on their wrists.
Joseph Adedapo King, 30; Michael Adinwale Akingbade, 33; and Muhktar Mohamed Abbasheikh, 19, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick. The three, along with Melissa Latoya Cumberbatch, 30, of Baycroft Road, Carrington Village, St Michael, appeared on three of nine fraud charges that include almost $75 000 in merchandise.
A prison source, while acknowledging it was unusual, said he knew of no special circumstances that would have led to warders using five pair of handcuffs as well as “leg irons” on the three men.
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