AFTER spending five days in prison, the man accused of calling the police and informing them he was going to kill Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was released after he was able to secure bail.
Yesterday, attorney Joseph Sookoo, who is representing 23-year-old Nicolai Marfan, was able to have his client's initial bail bond, which was granted by Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, reduced by a High Court judge.
Marfan first appeared before Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Court on Monday, accused of making a phone call to officers of the E-999 Rapid Response Unit on October 10 and threatening to assassinate Persad-Bissessar.
He was arrested two days later at Piarco International Airport, where he is employed as a porter, by officers attached to the Port of Spain Criminal Investigation Department during a sting operation led by ASP Ajith Persad.
Upon his appearance before Ayers-Caesar, Marfan pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of $75,000, to be approved by a Clerk of the Peace.
However, he was unable to secure the bail bond and was taken to the Port of Spain prison at Frederick Street.
High Court Justice Hayden St Clair Douglas yesterday reduced the bail bond to $5,000 own bail following Sookoo's application.
Marfan, who lives at Charford Court on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain, was released from the prison minutes after the bail reduction.
He will return before Ayers-Caesar on November 8.