Police Constable Myron Babwah who was last attached to the Barrackpore Police Station has been charged with two counts of corruption. He was granted $50,000 station bail with surety.Babwah was arrested following a sting operation by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) conducted at the Barrackpore Police Station on February 24th.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Police Constable, last attached to the Barrackpore Police Station, was granted $50,000 station bail with surety, after being charged with two counts of corruption.

No. 16610 PC MYRON BABWAH, was arrested following a sting operation by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) conducted at the Barrackpore Police Station on Thursday 24th February, 2022.

He was granted station bail on Monday 28th February, 2022, and the matter adjourned to April 5th, 2022.

PC Babwah was charged with the following offences on Monday 28th February, 2022, by ASP (Ag.) Steve McKenzie of the PSB, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on that same date:

1. Corruptly attempting to obtain for himself, the sum of $2,500, contrary to Section 4(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 11:11.

2. Corruptly obtaining for himself the sum of $1,500, contrary to Section 4(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 11:11.

On Saturday 19th February, 2022, the motor vehicle in question was brought to the Barrackpore Police Station pending a criminal investigation. On Thursday 24th February, 2022, a police officer allegedly contacted the victim, who is the owner of the said vehicle and requested the sum of $2,500 to release the said vehicle to him.

On that same date, a sting operation was conducted by officers of the PSB at the Barrackpore Police Station, where the officer met the victim and allegedly accepted $1,500 to secure the release of the vehicle into his care and custody. Officers of the PSB subsequently arrested the officer in connection with the incident.