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February 13, 2014
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Cop accused of shooting cookshop operator offered bail
The policeman who is accused of shooting cookshop operator, Robert Nakiea Jackson, was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, where he was offered bail in the sum of $300,000.

Charged with murder is Special Constable Leighton Rose, who was ordered to surrender his travel documents, and was told to stay away from Orange Villa and its environs.

In court, Terrence Williams, head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), outlined that on January 20, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Rose was allegedly pursuing an individual, when Jackson came outside to discard garbage.

Witnesses said Jackson was unarmed and that Rose went into the kitchen and allegedly shot him. They also claimed that Rose returned to his vehicle with a bag, claiming he had discovered a firearm.

Kavelle Johnston, one of the lawyers representing the accused man, told the court that during the 161 questions put to her client, the theory of the court had not been told to him in large part.

The accused is to return on March 12.

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