SRP granted $1.5 million bail

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 15:15

 Bail in the sum of $1.5 million has been granted to a female police officer on three charges stemming from the disappearance of a firearm and ammunition from a police station. 

As a condition of her bail, Christine Deowah, a special reserve police constable, also has to surrender her passport and report twice a week at the police station. 

She appeared before Senior Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the Point Fortin First Court this morning. 

Deowah, 31, who was last attached to the Cedros Police Station is charged with misbehaviour in public office, larceny of a government firearm and larceny of government ammunition. 

She was not called upon to plead to the charges.

The firearm and ammunition were allegedly discovered missing from a room in the police station on June 20, 2019.

However, her colleagues searched and eventually found the firearm and ammunition hidden in a damaged vehicle in the garage. 

Deowah who has been an officer for six years was arrested at her Cedros home two Sundays ago. 

The court heard that she has a clean record and is a mother of one.

She was represented by attorney Mickey Dindial.

 The magistrate adjourned the matter to tomorrow for prosecutor Sgt Jesse Jitmasingh to produce the firearm and ammunition in court.

Reporter: Sascha Wilson