A St. George’s Rasta man, Kester Aban is nursing a number of gunshot wounds he allegedly received from a Vincentian National, Garvet Foster who entered the country illegally.
Foster who came to Grenada on board the Osprey sometime between November 3 and December 1 and resided at Moliniere, St. George’s allegedly attacked Aban at his home at San Souci, St. George’s on December 1.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that when Aban got home in the early hours of the morning he came across an unknown man wearing a mask inside of the house.
The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said the 33-year old Aban, a small businessman, quickly closed the door and decided to put up a fight with the Vincentian intruder.
This newspaper learnt that in the process, Foster shot Aban on his right forearm, right thigh, and buttock.
The Vincentian National then escaped by kicking down the door.
A team of police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) who responded to the incident carried Aban to the St. George’s General Hospital where he was admitted as a patient.
The source said a Police Officer who was inside of his personal vehicle in the vicinity of Aban’s home at the time heard the gunshots coming from the house.
According to the source, when Foster left the house, with face still covered with the mask and gun still in hand, he approached Detective Constable Garvin Johnson who is attached to CID and demanded money from him.
The source said Foster refused to accept from
The police officer pulled out some coins amounting to about $5.00 but the gunman refused to accept them.
He moved away but fired two shots at the policeman’s vehicle, one of which damaged the number plate at the back.
The 30-year old Foster was eventually arrested and had four charges laid on him, including entering the State without the consent of an Immigration Officer.
He appeared before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill last week Wednesday, during which time all of the charges were read to him.
Foster is accused of committing burglary at San Souci on December 1 by unlawfully breaking the dwelling house of Kester Aban.
He is also accused of attempting to commit robbery with violence on December 1.
Another charge laid on the Vincentian is causing grievous harm to Kester Aban.
Foster was sentenced to three months in prison at Her Majesty’s Prisons at Richmond Hill, St. George’s on the charge of entering the State illegally, and was remanded to prison on the other three charges.
He is due back in court on December 21.