A police inspector, who is presently on suspension, was placed on $200,000 bail when he appeared before a Justice of the Peace charged with obstruction of justice.
David Subero, 48, appeared before the Justice of the Peace on Tuesday.
The matter was adjourned to June 22 and transferred to the Siparia Magistrates’ Court.
A release from the Police Service said the accused is alleged to have met with a man on November 24, 2020, in Siparia and had a conversation with him about a statement he previously recorded with police and information regarding an ongoing investigation being conducted against him.
The release said the man refused to divulge the information as requested by Subero.
Subero then allegedly told the man in a loud tone that, ‘if he was on the side with those people he will come after him’.
The release said the man asked Subero what he meant by those words as it was his duty to provide a statement, to which the accused said, ‘whoever coming at him, he needed to defend himself and if the man was part of them he will be coming for him.’
Officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) conducted an investigation into the incident.
Subero was arrested on Tuesday and the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions gave instructions to lay the charge of obstruction of justice.
Subero was charged by acting Cpl Simon of the PSB.
The accused has three matters pending before the courts.