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Man accused of ‘menacing’ phone message

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A senior has denied leaving a grossly offensive and menacing message from a public phone.

Abdullah Furqan, 76, of Devonshire, is accused of calling an unspecified person on July 7 and leaving the message.

After pleading not guilty at Magistrates' Court yesterday, the Palmetto Road resident claimed that the Bermuda Police Service had confiscated his car and mobile phone in May, and had not returned either.

He demanded $7 million per day in restitution, later upping his price to $35 million per day.

Mr Furqan told magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that he would be unable to return to court, as he was due to go on a 111-day world cruise that day with his wife of 65 years, with whom he had never had an argument.

Mr Tokunbo released the defendant on $1,000 bail and set a trial date for September 13.

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Published August 04, 2016 at 1:23 pm (Updated August 05, 2016 at 8:09 am)

Man accused of ‘menacing’ phone message

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