Police Constable charged for demanding $200,000 bribe at Magistrates’ Court

A Police Constable attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown was on Tuesday charged for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Twenty-eight-year-old Mario Parasram, a father of two, of Sophia, Greater Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that between June 9 and July 6, 2021, at Georgetown, he willfully attempted to pervert the course of justice by demanding $200,000 from Patris Petrie to prevent the institution of a criminal charge against the said Petrie.

The Policeman pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He was released on $100,000 bail and instructed to make his next court appearance on February 22, 2022.  He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva.