Constables on Corruption Charges
On Monday, September 30, 2019, Constables Dennie Watson and Brendon Suckoo both of the Westmoreland Division were arrested and charged for Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act 2000, by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) West.
Allegations are that, on Saturday September 21, 2019, the complainant and a friend were travelling together in a motorcar along the Montpelier main road in the parish of St. James when they were stopped by the police. The police ordered the complainant to produce the documentation for the vehicle and during an inspection it was observed that the complainant’s name was not on the Certificate of Insurance.
Further allegations are, on the discovery of this breach the police solicited Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) from the complainant in order not to prosecute him. The complainant in fear of being charged by the Police; paid over the sum and later visited the MOCA West office where he made a report.
Both Constables, Watson and Suckoo were arrested and placed on an Identification Parade where they were positively identified. They were subsequently charged for Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. On October 4, 2019, they were offered bail with conditions when they appeared in the St. James Parish Court.
MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any investigation to call MOCA at 876-906-6318, 876-906-5848 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org More information is on the MOCA.gov.jm website or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MOCAJamaica and follow MOCA on Twitter @MOCAJamaica.