Kiefa O'Gilvie sentenced

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Kiefa O'Gilvie, the son of a close ally and business partner of former west Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, was this morning fined $500,000 or two years imprisonment for illegal possession of a firearm.

O'Gilvie pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal possession of a firearm on February 15.

He was also put on probation for two years for illegal possession of ammunition.

In handing down the sentence, Supreme Court Judge Martin Gayle noted that too many young men are behind bars and that it was not the best way to deal with them.

He said he also took O'Gilvie's good probation report into consideration.

O'Gilvie was held by the police in December last year during a cordon and search operation on Blake Road in the Kingston Central Police Division.

An illegal weapon was found in his possession.

He was arrested and later charged.

Meanwhile, Keifa O'Gilvie, is also on trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

He is facing the charges of assault, using abusive language and making a threat.

O'Gilvie is jointly charged with Tesha Miller, the alleged leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang.

They are accused of assaulting a policeman while in custody during the State of Emergency last year.



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