A Sergeant of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday appeared in court charged with corrupt transaction by agent. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Lakeram Deochan pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 26, 2016, at Charity, he corruptly obtained from Naline Bahrally $2 million as an inducement to forgo a charge against Lennox Baharally, the husband of said Naline Bahrallly, for causing a boat mishap which led to the death of Mohamed Shammer, and act in relation to his principal offence.
Defence attorney Sattesh Kissoon stated that his client has no knowledge of the alleged offence since he was on vacation leave at the time of the alleged incident.
Police prosecutor Neville Jeffers stated that he has no objections to bail. As such the Chief Magistrate set bail in the sum of $100,000.
The matter was transferred to the Mahdia Magistrate Court for return on December 19.