Rogue cop gets $250,000 bail

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Special Reserve Police Constable  who is accused of robbing two Chinese businessmen of $406,000, has been granted $250,000 bail to be approved by a Clerk of the Peace.

Joseph re-appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

Joseph, 36, of Tobago, was not called upon to plead to the indictable charge that, armed with a gun, he robbed Wei Hui Zhu of $406,000, an iPhone valued $7,000 and an FX Revolution air rifle valued $20,000, and before the robbery, he used personal violence towards Zhu.

Another charge was that armed with a gun, he robbed Jinfu Zhu of a $6,000 iPhone and used personal violence towards him after the robbery.

Court police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said the complainant, Sgt Dindial Chulhan, of the Professional Standards Bureau made checks with the Immigration Department and it was found that Joseph’s passport expired in 1995.
Sedan still asked that it be handed over. In granting bail, Forde-John instructed that Joseph makes “no physical, mobile, social media or third party contact” with the alleged victims.

The police constable was also instructed to stay 500 meters away from the Claxton Bay location of the incident of which he is accused.

The matter was adjourned to December 15.



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