Siparia man pleads not guilty to theft of $10K in “funeral money”


    A court has granted a man $150,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to the theft of $10,000 intended to bury an elderly woman’s husband.

    33-year-old Akash Benjamin of La Brea Trace, Siparia, appeared in court yesterday also charged with possession of an imitation firearm.

    His matter has been postponed to May 28th 2021.

    The alleged burglary of the 89-year-old victim occurred in Penal around 12:50am on April 25th 2021.

    The suspect was arrested following enquiries by PC Hosein.