Men in trouble for allegedly trying to get woman to drop rape case

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(Trumpet) Two men are accused of perverting the course of justice after they allegedly bribed a young girl to drop a case of rape brought against one of the accused, a police officer.

It is believed that the officer of Dominican descent, offered an 18 year-old girl who he was charged with raping- money if she requested that the legal action against him be stopped.

It is believed that after several calls from the accused, the victim is said to have written to the Director of Public Prosecutions requesting to withdraw the case.

The DPP, however, denied the complainant’s request and proceeded with the trial in the High Court.

But when the complainant’s appeal was put before Justice Iain Morely, he complied and withdrew the case.

The DPP then directed the police to investigate the circumstances leading to the complainant’s decision.

The second man accused of perverting the court of justice is a business man who allegedly asked the victims father to ask her mother to have the case thrown out.  He reportedly offered to give the victim a scholarship if his request was met.

The two men appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh today but were denied bail despite the valiant effort of one of the lawyers in the case, Wendel Robinson.

Robinson and Andrew O’Kola, the lawyer representing  the officer, will be applying to the High Court for bail instead. The matter was adjourned for committal on February 22.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. This is disgraceful. This young woman has my support. I was raped in Thailand and had nowhere to go. Women are abused continuously. Have love for women who have nurtured and loved you. We are precious and beautiful and give birth to men who behave with contempt and hatred of women. You know who you are. Please start loving women instead of treating them as subservient.

  2. Name them and shame them just like how you do ordinary man that particular police operate as if he is best police in antigua get on bigger than the commissioner wulf.

  3. The events leading up from some years before to a few nights ago was discussed on air on Sly J show on ZDK on 30.12.20 by an ex-Senior Police Officers (Mr. Know all) who should have known better. He repeatedly mentioned the officer’s rank and full name and inter alia said that the case was not before the Court to he could call name. Who should be arrested and who should not be arrested and where the office could have been remanded other than where he is.
    The office in question appears to be perfect but he is not as he appears to be, little did he know one can do as much as one wants
    to do but not as long as one wants to do. He is a very regular caller to observer VOICE OF THE people And THE SNAKE PIT. I hope he will call and talk about himself now. As for the one defending him..ha..ha.

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