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Former PNP politician’s court case postponed

Published:Monday | February 4, 2008 | 2:27 PM

Former People’s National Party politician Dr. Jephtha Ford is to return to the Gun Court on June 2, to face charges of assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and ammunition.

His bail of $100,000 was extended when he appeared in court today

The charges arise from an incident in April 2007, when Dr. Ford was allegedly beaten during an altercation with four policemen in Portmore, St. Catherine.

The former politician had reportedly intervened in a dispute between his sister, Andrea Ford and the same group of policemen, who also allegedly beat her.

During the hearing before Justice Norma McIntosh, the court was told that the statements from the police were still not ready.

A decision was made to postpone the case.