Assistant Registrar on $250,000 bail



Assistant Registrar of Deeds, Azeena Baksh, 33, of 343 Eccles, East Bank Demerara, on Tuesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge of fraud.

It is alleged that sometime between May 1, 2014 to January 2017, at Georgetown, Baksh with intent to defraud the Deeds Registry, purported to be a contracted employee of the said organization, caused $4,534,486 to be deposited to account number 218469 held by her at the Bank of Nova Scotia.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge, however, her Attorney-at-law, Nigel Hughes, in his application for bail stated that his client attended the SOCU headquarters and was released on her own recognizant. He also stated that his client is not a flight risk and will adhere to all the elements of bail and as a result he is calling that she be released on her own recognizance.

The Prosecution in response did not object to bail, but stated that it should be in a substantial amount, her travel documents be lodged and she reports to the CID headquarters every Friday at 9:00am.

Mrs. Baksh was placed on $250,000 bail, she will return to court on June 6, 2017 for statements to be filed.

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