Man ar­rested for hav­ing no na­tional ID or pass­port

Irish Examiner - - News - Liam Heylin

Gar­daí ar­rested a man at a car valet­ing premises in Cork for hav­ing no pass­port or na­tional ID yes­ter­day.

De­tec­tive Garda Robert McCarthy ar­rested Am­brose Amor­jie, aged 37, at the valet­ing out­let in White’s Cross yes­ter­day morn­ing and brought him be­fore Cork Dis­trict Court. He ap­plied to have him re­manded in cus­tody to al­low en­quiries to be made through In­ter­pol and other rel­e­vant agen­cies.

The charge was of fail­ing to have a pass­port or sim­i­lar iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pa­pers as re­quired of for­eign na­tion­als.

Frank But­timer, so­lic­i­tor, said there would be an im­me­di­ate plea of guilty to the of­fence. The mat­ter could not pro­ceed yes­ter­day, how­ever, as gar­daí were not sat­is­fied with his iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

“He was given am­ple op­por­tu­nity to pro­duce it this morn­ing and he did not do so,” Det Garda McCarthy said. “The Garda Na­tional Im­mi­gra­tion Bu­reau have no record of the name given.”

Mr But­timer said: “What he tells me is that this is his ac­tual real name. He came in un­der the radar in cir­cum­stances that were no doubt se­cret.”

Det Garda McCarthy said: “We said this morn­ing we would bring him to his ad­dress but he would not tell us even where he stayed last night.”

Mr But­timer said the de­fen­dant stayed at 6 Ger­ald Grif­fin St, Cork. He said the de­fen­dant’s pre­vi­ous res­i­dence in Europe was in Aus­tria and he had some deal­ings with the Aus­trian im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties.

Mr But­timer said Amor­jie had been at that Cork ad­dress for in ex­cess of one year and his com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills were pretty poor.

Judge Olann Kelle­her said the ac­cused had failed to co-op­er­ate with gar­daí so far. He re­manded him in cus­tody to next Wed­nes­day.

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