A June 16, 2017 trial date has been set for the President of the Saint Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, who has been charged with abstracting electricity.
Isaac, who was summoned to appear before the court in Gros Islet on Thursday, is also accused of using insulting words and obscene language to the main witness in the case.
The Vendors Association President has claimed that the accusations against him are malicious.
Peter Isaac said they are part of a campaign by the Mayor of Castries to silence him.
According to Section 62 of the Electricity Supply Act, if any person without legal right, the proof of which shall be upon him or her, abstracts or causes to be abstracted, or diverts or causes to be diverted, any electricity, or consumes or uses any such electricity, knowing the same to have been wrongfully or unlawfully abstracted or diverted, such person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding 12 months.