BRIBERY TRIAL: Witness ill, case to resume January 20
Attorney for Senior Superintendent of Police, James Forbes, today complained that his reputation is being damaged by the corruption allegations brought against him.
Jacqueline Samuels Brown made the complaint after the case was again adjourned this morning in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.
She says Forbes’ life has been placed on hold while his career has suffered because of the case.
Today’s adjournment came after prosecutors informed the court that one of the two remaining witnesses, former commissioner of police, Lucius Thomas, is ill and needs time to recover.
The trial is set to resume on January 20.
Resident Magistrate Grace Henry McKenzie has temporarily lifted the stop order against Forbes’ co-accused, businessman Bruce Bicknell.
The magistrate also made an order for his travel documents to be returned to him to allow him to travel overseas.
He has been ordered to return the documents on October 30.
Bicknell and Forbes are accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
It is alleged that the businessman attempted to bribe Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn after being issued a speeding ticket and that the high-ranking officer and West Portland MP, Daryl Vaz, made attempts to have him absolved.
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