Cop on corruption charge granted $250,000 bail
A police constable who is charged with breaching the Corruption Prevention Act was yesterday granted $250,000 bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.
The constable, Odain Evans, was ordered to surrender his travel documents and submit his fingerprints to the police.
A stop order was also placed on him.
He is to return to court on July 29.
Allegations are that in July 2012 Constable Evans, who is attached to the Motorised Patrol Division, was on duty in the Molynes Road area in Kingston when he cited a motorist for breaches of the Road Traffic Act.
The policeman allegedly solicited $2,000 from the motorist as a bribe to avoid prosecution.
A report was made to the then Anti-Corruption Branch and an investigation was conducted.
A file was submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who ruled that Constable Evans should be charged with one count of corruptly soliciting.