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Masa trial: ‘Bystander’ led Police to gun & ammo- Court told

December 16th, 2016 | Tags: Ramoamasagana Pemberton MASA trial gun ammunition
The trial for Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka Masa continues on January 12, 2017. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka Masa had another day in court on December 13, 2016 and listened as a police officer told the magistrate that someone led him to the stashed gun and ammunition.

That police witness was George James, who described the person that led him to the discovery of the items as a ‘bystander’ and repeatedly refused to release the name of the ‘bystander’ despite the efforts of Pemberton’s Attorney, Patrick Thompson.

Thompson went at length to squeeze the name out of officer James, putting it to the court that the ‘bystander’ could be a key witness in the trial and the name should be released in closed camera.

While no decision was made at the time regarding the closed camera request, Pemberton is to be brought before the court again on January 12, 2017.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to gun and ammunition charges but was remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards when he first appeared before her on July 5, 2016.

The charges against the popular figure on social media locally are keeping an unlicensed Glock 40 calibre pistol and unlawful possession of explosives. Some fifteen (15) rounds of ammunition were allegedly found in the vicinity of the accused home.

The local entertainment promoter and website manager was taken into police custody after forensic tests were conducted on the weapon and finger prints lifted allegedly matched that of the accused.

14 Responses to “Masa trial: ‘Bystander’ led Police to gun & ammo- Court told”

  • Tola Girl (16/12/2016, 08:50) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Free masa
    • Your sick (16/12/2016, 15:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      1 of those 15 shorts should mistakenly graze you. You'll some sick chicken heads.

      You want a man that was found with a gun and shorts free? Sick Bi$ch
    • """""" (17/12/2016, 10:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Tola girl, Cluck, cluck. You need to stay in the chicken coop and keep the rooster warm. I hear him calling for you Cocker Doodle Dooooooo.
  • president Bush (16/12/2016, 08:57) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Keep him locked up
  • bring it (16/12/2016, 09:09) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    How does the "bystander" know exactly where to look.? That mean he know about the gun as well or have we contact with the gun and did not report it .
  • JVD (16/12/2016, 09:16) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    God is love masa keep your head up
  • Real tlak (16/12/2016, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Twisted story he hide the gun Masa saw it touch it up and put it back the bistander went back for it and as seen so he decided to play it off and call police .Lol
  • RealTalk (16/12/2016, 12:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Simplenyou so right lol.nuff he nuff and bright lol.
  • Questions of evidence. (16/12/2016, 15:06) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This Cop. Need some training. How about the evidence hand book. "As a result of information received" the Police did this and found this.. As long as the by stander made that statement in the defendant presence the defense has the right to the name.. Or Else, it becomes hear-say and not valid. Or the defense is right...the by stander needs to go testify and say what they see and what they say. And be Cross examined
  • yes (16/12/2016, 16:20) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    If you can't say something nice
    Don't say anything at all.
    Who's the Moo Moo now?
  • @yes (18/12/2016, 02:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why you calling people moo moo? One time you preaching church, next time you calling people out of their character. What would jesus do?
  • Icebox (18/12/2016, 18:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep ur head up soon come check u

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