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Magistrate to make ruling in extortion case, two constables among accused

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Resident Magistrate Grace Henry-McKenzie is to rule on June 28, on a bail application for two police constables and two civilians who are accused of extorting money from a Corporate Area businessman.



The application was made yesterday by Attorney-at-Law Peter Champagnie.



The accused are Constables Gregory Carby and Gavastar Adams and civilians Robert Forrest and Devon Powell otherwise called ‘Man Saw'.



It's alleged that earlier this month the men got information that the businessman’s truck was transporting bleaching cream.



A spot check was reportedly set up along the Mandela Highway and the truck was intercepted.



It is alleged that Forrest posed as a senior police officer along with the two constables and told the driver that the truck would be seized because the goods were illegal.



The men reportedly said that they would not return the goods unless a large sum of money was paid.



The truck driver and businessman reported the matter to the Anti Corruption Branch and during the investigation it was discovered that Powell had a relative who was employed to the businessman.



It is alleged that Powell pressured his relative to give him information as to what was contained in the truck and where it would be located.



The men were subsequently arrested and charged.



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