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June 17, 2014
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Accused fuel thief walks free

A man who was accused of stealing a quantity of diesel fuel from West Indies Aluminium Company (WINDALCO) was freed in the Linstead Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, following a successful no-case submission by his attorney.

He is Rohan Williams, a 43-year-old electrical technician, from Independence City in St Catherine.

When the matter was mentioned yesterday, attorney-at-law Lancelot Clarke Jr told the court that his client was not guilty of any crime. He revealed to the court that Williams was given permission by a supervisor to take the fuel.

Clarke further revealed to the court that the Crown has not negated the defence position that his client was permitted to take the fuel, and as such he should be given the benefit of the doubt.

Resident Magistrate Ann-Marie Nembhard upheld the no-case submission and ordered that Williams was free to go.

Allegations are that on January 6, this year, Williams was seen removing diesel fuel from a truck which was among heavy duty equipment to be dismantled. He was held and charged with simple larceny.

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