A 39-year-old woman, who bribed a clearance officer not to put a previous conviction her brother had on his clearance document, was today jailed for the offence.

 Azimulla of New Area, East Berbice, Corentyne, was on trial in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Magistrate Dylon Bess moments ago sentenced the woman to 28 days imprisonment and fined her $50,000 for the offence.

It was alleged that on November 19, 2018, at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown, Bibi Azimulla, tried to corrupt an agent of the State by paying her $20,000 to not put on a clearance document, a previous conviction her brother, Azzad Azimulla had.

Azimulla denied the charge on her first court appearance before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Facts of the matter stated that on November 19, 2018, Azimulla went into the clearance office where she met with one Leslyn Smith, who she offered $20,000 in order for her not to put a previous conviction on a document for her brother.

The woman was then told of the offence, arrested and charged.


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