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Prisoner tells court policemen gave him key to handcuff

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 5:57 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is now investigating the circumstances under which a prisoner came to the Gun Court in downtown Kingston today with a key for his handcuff.

The prisoner, who is on gun-related charges, made the revelation when he appeared in court today.

He related in court that the he was being framed.

The prisoner told the court that the key was given to him by two policemen for him to make his escape after leaving court.

He said the two policemen are from the Greater Portmore Police lock-up (Hundred-man) where he was being detained.

He said they gave him the key and told him to "help himself" because he knows what will happen if he testifies in a particular case.

The prisoner further told the court that the policemen threatened to kill him if he told anyone about what happened.

It is reported that he is witness in a case involving an alleged don based in Portmore, St Catherine.

The prisoner told the court that he was scared and he did not want to go back to the lock up.

The presiding judge asked that MOCA be notified to conduct investigations into the matter.