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Kwakwani man charged with rape of child under 16

Charged: Jamal Gilkes

A Kwakwani man was on Friday remanded to prison after being charged with rape of a child under the age of 16-year-old.

23-year-old Jamal Gilkes of Kwakwani Park, Upper Berbice River, was hauled before Magistrate Wanda Fortune in the Linden Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

According to the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the alleged incident occurred on July 8, 2022.

However, on Tuesday, Gikes was arrested and charged with rape. He was remanded to prison, and the matter was adjourned to November 8, 2022.


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