Trini man jailed, fined in Guyana for overstaying his time and forging legal documents

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 15:00

A Trinidad and Tobago man has been jailed in Guyana after he was convicted for forgery and immigration breaches.

The Demerara Waves reports that Daniel Ali will be spending the next two years in the Georgetown Prison after he pleaded guilty to the charges of overstaying his time and forging two legal documents.

The charges allege that between January 3, 2017 and May 19, 2017 in Georgetown he conspired with persons to forge one Guyana driver’s license in the name of one Selall Madia knowing that it was false.

The second charge alleged that on March 23,2017 at the Central Immigration and Passport Office he made a false statement which is to say he signed a declaration saying he was Selall Madia knowing it was false.

The third charge stated that between June 23, 2014 and May 20, 2017 he failed to comply with the regulations and overstayed his time in Guyana.

Ali told Chief Magistrate McLennan he was sorry for his actions.  

He was sentenced to two years with a fine of GYD$30,000 (TT$978).

Head of Guyana’s Criminal Investigations Department, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum has said Ali would be deported to Trinidad and Tobago after serving his sentence.