Fifth Man Charged In G-Unit Beating; Accused Of Stealing Fee
A fifth man has been charged with assaulting a Canadian promoter last weekend, which resulted in the arrest of G-Unit, member Lloyd Banks.
Police have charged 26-year-old Rahim Visram, of Kitchener, with theft over $5000, for allegedly stealing the group’s performance fee.
Banks, born Christopher Lloyd, has been in custody since early Saturday morning (January 9), after he and three other men were charged with beating and robbing booking agent Chris Hines in a local hotel room.
The men were reportedly involved in a dispute over the fee Banks was to receive after a performance at Club NV.
Banks has posted $50,000 bail and was held by immigration officials, reportedly because he failed to disclose his criminal record to border officials prior to entering the country.
Banks and three other associates have all been charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and robbery.
The rapper’s associated Tyrell Cooper, 24 and Sean McGee, 31, were both released yesterday after posting $25,000 bail, while Nicholas Sloane, 25, remained jailed.
Rahim Visram is due back in court on March 24 to answer the charges.