Fri | Nov 24, 2017

Taximan who tried to bribe cop arrested and charged

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:37 PM

Forty-five-year-old Taxi Operator Joseph Nickle was on Monday charged by detectives from MOCA-West for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.

On October 3,  police personnel from the Negril Marine Police seized a vessel along the shoreline of Little Baby Beach in Westmoreland.

It is alleged that Nickle later visited the Negril Police Station with documents for the vessel claiming to be the owner.

Upon inspection of the documents presented, the authenticity of the documents was questioned.

Nickle then offered a  Police Sergeant One Hundred Thousand Dollars in order for him to avoid prosecution and the release of the vessel.

Subsequent to making arrangements for the payment, the Sergeant reported the matter to MOCA-West.

This led to detectives conducting an operation resulting in the Nickle’s arrest last Friday after he handed over the money to the policeman.  

He was later interviewed in the presence of his attorney following which he was charged.

He will appear in the Westmoreland Parish Court on Tuesday, November 14.