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.
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