A CLUB owner charged with using obscene language told the court yesterday that frustration over the non-appearance of a scheduled soca artiste at his establishment led to him using the profanity.
Rajesh Chhita said he was one of the owners at Metro Nightclub, located near Gulf City Mall.
It was around 5 a.m., the court heard, that the police officer was on roadblock duty at Gulf View, La Romaine when he saw Chhita standing with other men along the road.
The officer saw Chhita gesticulating and heard him saying, “Why allyuh don’t (expletive) go elsewhere and do this roadblock.”
When he appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Chhita admitted to the offence.
He said that he was one of the owners of the club which was expected to have a performance by a soca artiste who failed to appear.
He apologised for his actions.
Wellington fined him $120. In default of paying the money, Chhita will spend 14 days in prison.