Henry “Pulu” Gillett on remand for gun charge Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 January 2018 00:00

Taxi driver and PUP mouthpiece, 36-year-old Henry “Pulu” Gillett, was found with a 9mm firearm along with 14 live rounds of ammunition after a raid at his home in Bride’s Alley on New Year’s Eve. As a result, Gillett was charged for kept unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Along with Gillett, his wife, 38-year-old Sandra Gillett, and 16-year-old daughter were also charged.

The family of 3 was in police custody until their arraignment on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, a day later than it was to be. They appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford where they all pleaded not guilty to the charges. Usually on gun related offenses, all persons are remanded to custody pending Supreme Court bail but there are now special reasons that can get one out on bail and escaping jail time.

The family was represented by attorney Kareem Musa. While Musa was unsuccessful in getting bail for Pulu, he managed to secure bail for Gillett’s wife and daughter after he submitted special reasons they ought not to go to jail. Musa made the submission that Sandra has a skin condition and the 16-year-old is a student who has classes on January 8, 2018. Prosecutor in the case, Cpl. Mannon Dennison, had no objections and so bail was granted in the sum of $5,000 each which they were able to meet.

Pulu was remanded to prison until April 4, 2018. He is expected to be brought back to court as early as Friday, January 5, 2018 for his bail application to be heard.

In court, a social worker was present when the charge was read to the 16-year-old since both her parents were defendants.