Miner charged for holding Brazilian lover captive

first_imgA gold miner who refused to allow his Brazilian lover to leave his home was on Friday slapped with the criminal offence of holding her captive.Romel Sahadeo, 29, is accused of restraining the woman, Amanda Sliva, from leaving his Lot 10 Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown home between June 1, 2018 and August 27, 2018.Sahadeo stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the allegation.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objection to the defendant being placed on bail, but asked that conditions be applied, thus the defendant was ordered to report to the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters every Friday until completion of the matter.The court was also informed that the woman is currently being accommodated by the Social Protection Ministry.The miner was released on $50,000 bail, and is expected to return to court on September 4, 2018.Reports are that the miner and the woman commenced a common-law relationship after she left Brazil to work in Guyana; but after spending almost three months together, the woman indicated to the accused that she wanted to return home. She allegedly was threatened by the miner, who refused to let her go.However, the woman contacted her relatives via social media, and they reported the matter to the Social Protection Ministry.last_img

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