A Tobago man was granted bail for $15,000 when he appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with assault against two women.

Wendell Ollivierre, 45, a truck driver, of Scarborough, Tobago, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating when he appeared virtually before Magistrate Taramatie Ramdass in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Second Court on September 7th.

He pleaded guilty to the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and not guilty to the charge of assault by beating.

The accused was granted bail with surety to cover both charges and ordered to stay 100 meters away from both victims and not return to their home. The matter was adjourned to today for bail to be finalised.
According to police reports, the victims reported to police that on September 5th, they were at their Scarborough home, when the accused entered smelling strongly of alcohol and an argument ensued between him and the first victim.

During the altercation, the accused dealt the victim several blows to her body. The second victim came to the assistance of the first victim and was dealt several slaps about her body. She was also hit with a glass bottle to her face, causing swelling and discomfort.

The victims made a report to the Scarborough Police Station on Sunday 6th September 2020 and the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) was detailed to investigate. The accused was arrested on that same date and charged with the two offences by WPC Kerr of the Tobago Division’s GBVU.