'Massive' Gosine claims threat by witness
THREATS have allegedly been made against chutney promoter Nermal "Massive" Gosine.
Defence attorney Kevin Ratiram yesterday told the court that Gosine had been verbally threatened and harassed by a prosecution witness involved in the cases his client faces in San Fernando Magistrates' Court.
Gosine was charged last month with planassing two of his neighbours with a cutlass during an altercation in Marabella.
Ratiram requested that the officer who charged Gosine should speak to the witness about the alleged threats.
Fifth Court Magistrate Natalie Diop asked that the message be conveyed to maintain peace while the matter is waiting to go to trial.
Gosine faced the court yesterday out on $25,000 bail which was granted to him at his first court appearance last month.
On that day, the charge was read to him that he allegedly assaulted Andrew Richardson and Wayne Dharanpaul by beating them at Mootoo Street, Marabella on December 10.
Gosine also allegedly used obscene language.
Following that court appearance, Gosine was taken to prison after he was unable to secure bail, having been taken to the courthouse late in the evening.
Yesterday Gosine was ordered to return to court on January 29.—NBB