Bahamas Press has learned corporal, Anthony Nyahuma Bastian, was on his police job when The United States Department of Justice listed him as one of the Top 10 most wanted sex offenders in the US.
Having such a slack WUTLESS culture in the Bahamas are told Bastian was still on his police job when he was arrested early Friday morning.
The 34-year-old is wanted by US Marshals to stand trial for the rape of a student in Texas. The incident is alleged to have happened back in 2001.
According to source in the Federal Office Bastian was a student at the University of North Texas when the incident occurred. While there it is alleged he ambushed, brutally beat and then raped a female student who was also attending the university. To evade justice Bastian fled the US and returned home and guess what? He signed on The Royal Bahamas Police Force in 2001 and was accepted.
During his hearing yesterday, Bastian’s lawyer, Devard Francis, pleaded with Magistrate Rodger Gomez to grant his client bail advising the court that Bastian was not seeking to evade justice in the US as he has appeared in a US court on the matter on several occasions. It was noted to the court Bastian could not travel to the court in the US after his visa in the US was cancelled and therefore, he failed to appear for his trial.
BP reminds readers how amazingly, Mother Pratt has been accused of hiring such rogue cops, but we understand in this case the rogue officer, WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL RECORD, joined under the first Ingraham government in 2001 and was allowed to work just hours before his arrest.
Bastian also carried a firearm while on duty and was considered by some to be decent lawman. How Bastian got on the RBPF is the $20 million question and how he was allowed to stay on the Force carrying a conviction for rape is a serious thing.
Could you imagine that; the criminals looking for criminals?
Magistrate Gomez remanded Bastian to prison until the date of his hearing for extradition.