POLICE CONSTABLE Ramond Aguillera appeared in court yesterday, charged with perverting the course of justice.
Aguillera, 32, who has 12 years’ service, is charged with perverting the course of justice contrary to Section 5(1)(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1987.
It is alleged that on September 4, Aguillera, who was attached to the Central Division, photographed stolen items which were recovered earlier that day and sent it to the wife of a person who was detained in connection with the incident.
Aguillera was charged indictably, as he was not allowed to enter a plea when the charge was read to him by Port of Spain Magistrate Christine Charles.
When the magistrate sought to deal with the issue of bail, since it was the accused’s first time appearing before a magistrate, Aguillera’s attorney, Ravi Rajcoomar, informed Charles that his client was granted bail at the police station by a justice of the peace in the sum of $120,000.
Charles, who is stern with bail and bail conditions, allowed the bail to continue, having been told all the proper procedures were done in granting Aguillera bail.
The matter has been adjourned to October 25 and transferred to the Couva Magistrates’ Court.
Sgt Daniels, of the Professional Standards Bureau, charged Aguillera.