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May 19, 2014
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Court hears ... Rasta beats, strips ex-lover on road

A rejected Rastafarian was dragged to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently to answer to wounding and assault charges after he allegedly beat his former lover and stripped off her clothes on the street.

Charged with assault and wounding is Kwame Levi. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court was told that Levi became enraged after he saw a photo of his former lover arms in arms with her new man.

The complainant told the court, "Your honour, the whole a mi neck crawb up. Him strip me on the road and beat me. Mi tired a him enuh ... he is very abusive."

'tump mi up'

She continued: "Your honour, a nine years me and him live and mi move out 10 months now and him see me four times since then and him tump tump mi up inna mi face and dem ting deh."

Levi's only comment during the sitting was, "Your Honour, mi a go leave her alone."

He was further remanded by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey and will stand trial tomorrow. A fingerprint order was also made.

Woman accused of throwing hot oil on lover gets bail extension

A woman who threw hot oil on her former lover had her bail extended when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday to answer to multiple charges.

She is Tameka Brown, charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and malicious destruction of property.

Brown did not enter a plea when the matter was called up.

The court was told that the complainant was still in hospital and when asked about his condition, the court heard it was life threatening.

Resident Magistrate Opal Smith informed Brown, who is out on bail, of the developments and ordered that she return to court on May 20 when the matter will again be mentioned.

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