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Okert Arthur aka Labba of Langley Park at the Colonarie Magistrate Court on Feb. 29, 2024 after being sentenced to 6 months in prison for wounding.
Okert Arthur aka Labba of Langley Park at the Colonarie Magistrate Court on Feb. 29, 2024 after being sentenced to 6 months in prison for wounding.
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A Langley Park labourer who a magistrate said had “revenge on his mind” when he wounded another man will spend the next six months in prison.

Magistrate Bertie Pompey handed down the sentence on Okert “Labba” Arthur, 28, at the Colonarie Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Georgetown, on Feb. 29.

“You have revenge on your mind,” the magistrate told Arthur after finding him guilty of a charge that on June 28, 2023, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Nolwyn John aka Nolly, of Georgetown.

The incident apparently stemmed from an altercation three weeks earlier at Quincy’s shop, opposite Triple R Supermarket in Georgetown, where Arthur alleged that John, 39, bit him on his hands and “buss” his head.

Arthur told the court that the police intervened and they were both taken into custody.

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However, on Thursday, John testified that on the said date, he was outside the same shop but went into the road after a friend called him.

The virtual complainant said that while he was on the road, “Labba give me one bottle in my head and start to run.”

He said he fell to the ground but he saw Arthur as he was eight feet away and a streetlight was one in the area.

“When I put my hand in my head, I see blood so I took off my shirt and band my head and came station [Georgetown Police Station].”

During cross examination, Arthur asked John, “What did you do to me that caused me to buss your head?”

John said he did not know.

However, Arthur told the court about the incident that had occurred three weeks earlier.

PC404 May said after he went through the investigating processes, the defendant declined to give a statement and was discharged pending further investigation.

May said that on Jan. 10, he arrested and charged the defendant with wounding.

In his defence, Arthur said he was going to buy bread when he saw John’s cousins sitting on a bench outside the shop. John was on the road.

Arthur said John pulled out a knife but he (Arthur) was struck by two bottles — one to his head and one to the chest.

He said he did not receive injuries to his head because he was wearing a hat.

Arthur said was drinking a beer and threw the bottle at the three men then “threw off my slipper and run go home”.

The defendant said that after the first incident he had told everyone that he had forgotten about it and had forgiven John.

He said he always prays since that incident.