Cop arrested for failure to testify in court matter

A po­lice of­fi­cer who was ar­rest­ed on a war­rant af­ter he failed to show up to tes­ti­fy in a mat­ter ap­peared in court yes­ter­day.

Po­lice Con­sta­ble Adri­an So­tio through his at­tor­ney Sub­has Pan­day ex­plained to San Fer­nan­do Se­nior Mag­is­trate Jo-Anne Con­nor that he suf­fered an in­jury and on the day of the mat­ter he was at the hos­pi­tal.

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So­tio is one of the pros­e­cu­tion wit­ness­es in a pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry in the First Court against Gas­par­il­lo moth­er Can­dice Dieal, 38.

So­tio was is­sued a sum­mons to at­tend court to give ev­i­dence and when he failed to show Se­nior Mag­is­trate Jo-Anne Con­nor is­sued a war­rant for his ar­rest.

He was grant­ed $2,000 own bail and is ex­pect­ed to re­turn to court on Mon­day to tes­ti­fy in Dieal’s mat­ter.

 - by Sascha Wilson

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