Prosecutors did not object to bail for alleged corrupt cops

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Although the prosecution did not object to bail, the two police officer charged over the weekend with corruption and other offences have been remanded to prison.

Magistrate Conliff Clarke said he cannot grant bail since one of the charges relates to a gun offence and must be heard in the High Court.

The Magistrate was reportedly surprised when the prosecution did not object to bail for Corporal Marcus Isadore and Constable Peter Lugay.

The two officer were charged on Friday with kidnapping, corruption, misbehavior in public office and assault.

They will appear in court again on July 19, 2017 for committal proceedings.

They allegedly kidnapped Bertrand Miller and Noel Johnson in April and reports are that the officers allegedly imprisoned the men and held them captive.

They also allegedly confiscated cannabis and kept the illegal substance among other offences.

In its release issued over the weekend, the police said it viewed the allegations to be very serious, “and deemed them to be an indictment against the police organization.”

“Such reprehensible behaviours, coming from any member of the police force will not be condoned, and is strongly condemned. The administration sincerely regrets the entire situation, and humbly apologizes to the nation and people of Antigua and Barbuda, and to the rest of the force.”

The police said, notwithstanding the recent developments, the general public can be assured that “the majority of the men and women within the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda are still committed to their calling, and will continue to work in the best interest of the people.

(ABS photo)

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