Man gets 18 months in jail for unlicenced firearm possession


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting to having an unlicensed gun while in Nassau Village last week.

Magistrate Raquel Whyms charged Jekiel Johnson, 30, with possession of an unlicensed firearm with the intent to shoot and possession of ammunition.

Police on mobile patrol observed a group of men acting suspiciously near a vehicle on Williams Street in Nassau Village around 10.15pm on August 3. Officers found a black Austria Glock 20 Gen 5 10mm pistol tucked under the defendant’s arm.

Authorities also found eight unfired rounds of 10mm ammunition in Johnson’s possession.

In a subsequent police interview, Johnson said he owned the gun for protection.

After pleading guilty, he was sentenced to 18 months at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

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