Just days after Nigerian national Eunice Dowers was free on 55 charges, in relation to missing funds from local businessman Bertille ‘Silky’ DaSilva, the three men who were accused of stealing thousands of dollars in supplies from Kendras Aluminum Ltd at Campden Park have all been freed.
Philbert Regis of Redemption Sharpes, the last to be cleared, was acquitted after a recent trial at the Serious Offences Court, following in the footsteps of his co-accused Bevon Jack of Layou and Conroy Trimmingham of Calder, who were both freed on no case submissions in December last year.
Jack, Trimmingham and Regis were jointly charged with stealing a quantity of doors and windows valued at $320,000 the property of Kendras Aluminum Ltd, between January 11, 2014 and March 26, 2018. They were charged in August 2018.
During the trial, the $320,000 was amended to $85,722.23. Regis acquittal came on March 12 this year after Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne concluded that the Prosecution had not proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Jack and Regis were both employees at the business place while Trimmingham was a freelance window installer.
Speaking after the matter on Thursday, Attorney Grant Connell, who represented the men, said, “It is very unfortunate that my clients had to go through all this,” and expressed the view that it was the result of poor accounting systems, just as in the DaSilva matter.