A police corporal was today refused bail after he allegedly collected money from persons to release a man who was in custody for illegal possession of a firearm.

Omale Damon was today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was charged with three counts of corrupt transaction. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded to prison until August, 23.

According to the facts, on March 20, 2021, he collected $200,000 from the virtual complaint, for the release of a person in custody for the offense of possession of firearm. It is also alleged that shortly after receiving the said amount, he requested another $200,000 which was given to him. Then, he claimed that the other officers wanted more money.

However, before making another transfer, the victim made a request for the vehicle which the person who was in custody was driving. But instead of obliging, Damon requested another $200,000 from the woman.
She explained to Damon that she did not have any more money and sought help from the girlfriend of the person who was in custody. The man’s girlfriend then made a report to the police station.

A sting operation was then carried out after Damon received $80,000 from the man’s girlfriend and the $80,000 was recovered. Hence Damon was charged.


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