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Lawman accused of bribery

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A policeman accused of accepting a cash bribe in exchange for quashing two traffic offences was placed on $5 000 bail when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Constable Renair Romel Jemmott, 28, of Lewis Gap, Green Hill, St Michael, has been charged with engaging in wilful misconduct and an abuse of public trust. He is alleged to have demanded payment for the discontinuance of the traffic matters after he had reported a soldier of the Barbados Defence Force for driving a vehicle without road tax as well as breaking the speed limit.

Jemmott was arrested on Monday during an undercover operation in Queen’s Park, The City.

Part of conditions of bail is that the constable surrender his passport and report to a police station every Wednesday.

Jemmott, who is represented by attorney at law Roy Hurley, will return to court on January 27 next year. (SD)

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