Constable Convicted of Corruption Charges

Constable Lewelyn Martin of the St. Catherine Division was on Friday April 7, 2017, fined Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) or six (6) months imprisonment for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

In August 2012, Martin, solicited the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) from a motorist who was involved in an accident along the Mount Rosser main road in order to investigate the incident. After paying over Eight Thousand Dollars ($8000.00) to the Constable, the complainant was unable to get an update about the matter. He expressed his concern to another member of the JCF who advised him that payment is not required for a matter that is being investigated by the police and that he should report the matter to the then JCF Anti-Corruption Branch.

A file was prepared and submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, which ruled that Martin be charged for the offence of Corruptly Soliciting and Accepting, contrary to Section 14 of the Corruption Prevention Act of 2000. Subsequently, he was arrested, charged and placed before the court.

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