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Gift of mangoes lands ‘child-father’ in court

Robert Benjamin at the Magistrate's Court on October 25, 2013. Photo: VINO
An alleged gift of mangoes to his 'child mother' has proven to have been a very bad idea for Mr Robert Benjamin as he is now before the Magistrate's Court on criminal trespass and another charge. Photo: VINO/File
An alleged gift of mangoes to his 'child mother' has proven to have been a very bad idea for Mr Robert Benjamin as he is now before the Magistrate's Court on criminal trespass and another charge. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Robert Benjamin, of Purcell Estate, pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal trespass and being armed with an offensive weapon when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday, October 25, 2013.

According to allegations, Benjamin’s ‘child mother’, the Virtual Complainant (VC), secured her home on July 17, 2013 and went out to run errands with their daughter.

Upon her return, she reportedly discovered some mangoes on the table at her home. She at first thought nothing of them, suspecting that her current boyfriend had brought them home.

Later that day, the defendant allegedly asked if she had gotten the mangoes he had left and this annoyed the VC who began to quarrel with him.

She then reportedly threatened to tell his wife and inform her that he had broken into her (VC’s) house.

The court heard that this reportedly enraged Benjamin, who lives next door, and he allegedly entered the home uninvited and rushed at the VC with a machete.

A report was subsequently made to the Police and Benjamin allegedly said: “she is my child mother” and also stated that he couldn’t go and see her. He reportedly told Police that he didn’t have a machete and was only trying to scare her.

Benjamin, who told the court that he works at Nanny Cay and fixes boats, was offered $40,000 signed bail with one surety. He was instructed to have no direct contact with the VC and ordered not to harass her in any way.

He will return to court on January 16, 2014.

18 Responses to “Gift of mangoes lands ‘child-father’ in court”

  • 1 (26/10/2013, 10:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    managoes any one?
  • Yes (26/10/2013, 10:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    man he always tight like a
  • xxxxxxxx (26/10/2013, 10:58) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    In deeds hard time the child mothers need real stuff not mangoes…lol
  • Marie (26/10/2013, 12:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There goes his job.
  • billyb (26/10/2013, 12:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Classmate, look what you have come to. The prayers of our parents will not go unanswered. I know Mrs Benjamin praying for you.
  • Yessir (26/10/2013, 16:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    where man go woman go 2.....
    get it ?
  • Liat 521 (26/10/2013, 17:54) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wi have enough a unnu now man!!!!! deport he rass
  • Stupid Woman (26/10/2013, 21:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stupid Woman. Unfortunate man.
    • Phel-need-2-change (27/10/2013, 12:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

      p**** need to get her act together, after all these years and she still behaving in this manner! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER YOU R ALMOST 50!!! SHUSH MAN! and Mr. B... keep far from them the lil girl out of control!

  • Nice (27/10/2013, 07:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love the mango photo vino you all very creative
  • clime (27/10/2013, 11:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    is that another manago tree in front of him?
  • big girls rules (27/10/2013, 17:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    in these hard times, I will take mangos for love
  • downislandman (28/10/2013, 18:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wonna saying time hard but the lawyers making it bouy, more money in the liars pocket.
  • p90 (29/10/2013, 00:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Easzzzyyy shorty!!! Drunk lastnite, drunk the night b4,drunk like a neva been drunk b4 lol!!! Hold yu head up mehhnnn

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