A Police officer is under investigation for the alleged disappearance of a large sum of money that was to be used as police exhibit in a Prosecutorial case before the court.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the officer has been transferred from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in St. George’s to another police station in rural Grenada.
According to reliable sources the amount of monies involved is said to be in the vicinity of $15,000.00 from inside the Police Evidence Locker.
A police source told this newspaper the money was being kept as exhibit from a drug raid made by members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF).
He said the suspect is believed to be one of two Police Officers who have responsibility for the safekeeping of exhibits at CID.
There are reports that the matter has been referred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for consideration.
A high-level source confirmed to THE NEW TODAY that internal disciplinary action will be taken against the officer now under investigation.
He said the investigation revealed that the officer “borrowed” the money as part of a financial transaction he was conducting with a local commercial bank over the purchase of a vehicle.
He indicated that a CID investigator discovered the money missing just before the drug case was being called in court.
“When it was discovered missing, the officer asked about it and the guy said that he borrowed it to do something. He did put it back before the investigation was completed”, he said.
Meanwhile, the son of Inspector of Police, Raymond “Beast” Matthew has been slapped with a charge of dangerous harm.
Coy Celestine is accused of inflicting a stab wound on Carl Abraham following an altercation they had with each other last week Thursday on Sendall Street in Grenville, St. Andrew’s.
Celestine who is a resident of Munich, St. Andrew’s was placed on bail in the sum of $30,000 with two sureties after appearing at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
He was ordered to surrender all travel documents and to report to the Grenville Police Station once a week between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The accused is due to reappear in court on June 9.