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No bail for Daniel Myvett, accused of murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:00

Daniel Myvette, who was accused of murdering Kabiru Olongundudu, a Nigerian national, applied for Supreme Court bail on Friday, February 16, 2018. That was done through his attorney Alifa Elrington before Justice Marilyn Williams who heard the submission by Elrington and DPP’s crown Porsha Staine-Ferguson.

Justice Williams had reserved her ruling for Friday, February 23, 2018 and when Myvette came to learn his fate, he got the news that no bail would be offered to him. The justice denied saying that she agreed with the crown that there were no special reasons submitted by his attorney as to why he should be granted bail. “He is merely waiting for a retrial and his matter is not one with an undue delay.”

Myvette’s attorney, at his previous bail hearing on February 16, 2018, had submitted that her client has been on remand for over 3 years and as a result has seen an undue delay in his retrial. The crown submitted that there were no special reasons made as to why Myvette should be granted bail. He was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison awaiting his retrial.

Myvett along with Deshawn Mena and Jamal Jackson were tried in 2015 for the murder of Olongundudu, a security guard at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. The murder occurred at midnight on February 15, 2010 at the Biltmore where Myvett also worked as a security guard. While the other men were armed with guns, Myvette was armed with a knife with which he allegedly stabbed Olongundudu.