Cop charged under Prevention of Corruption Act


(Trinidad Express) – Thirty-two-year-old police constable Ramond Aguillera appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles in the First Court yesterday, charged with perverting the course of justice contrary to section 5(1)(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1987. Aguillera who has 12 years’ service was charged indictably.

Moments after the charge was read to the constable Magistrate Charles was informed by Aguillera’s attorney, Ravi Rajcoomar, that Aguillera had obtained station bail of $120,000 on Thursday night, shortly after being charged.

Magistrate Charles allowed the bail to continue, and adjourned the matter to October 25 and transferred it to the Couva Magistrates’ Court.

Sgt Daniels of the Professional Standard’s Bureau was the complainant in the matter. It is alleged that on September 4 Aguillera who was then attached to the Central Division, photographed stolen items which were recovered earlier that day and sent it to the wife of a person who was detained in connection with the incident.

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