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Bench warrant issued for policeman in lottery scam case

Published:Saturday | January 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's (RM) Court issued a bench warrant for a police officer who is involved in the case against a St James man accused of involvement with the illicit lottery scam after he failed to attend court on Wednesday.

O'Bryan Cover, who is of a Catadupa address, is charged with possession of identity information in relation to the lottery scam. His bail was extended to January 13.

It is alleged that on November 22, 2013, Cover was arrested after 26 lead sheets with contact information of persons living overseas were found at his house during a joint police and military operation in Catadupa.

On Wednesday, clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm told presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie that the file was incomplete due to the absence of a statement from the missing officer.

RM Tie subsequently ordered that a bench warrant be issued in order to get the officer to court. Cover then had his bail extended to January 13.