Judicial warrant issued for gov't employee

A warrant was issued for the arrest of an employee in the Cayman Islands Public Works Department in December 2014 after he failed to appear in Summary Court.

Lazarus Yotamu had been on paid leave from the government service for a period of time during 2013-14, but it was unknown exactly how long or whether he is still employed by the government.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Mr. Yotamu pleaded guilty in traffic court in July 2013 to careless driving, driving without insurance, using a vehicle with an expired license and using a vehicle without a certificate of roadworthiness.

RCIPS Superintendent Adrian Seales said additional charges were brought against Mr. Yotamu at a later date.

They included: attempting to obtain a Cayman Islands driver’s license while disqualified, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

“[Mr. Yotamu] was scheduled to appear in Summary Court on Dec. 16, 2014 but failed to appear,” Mr. Seales said. “As a consequence, a bench warrant was issued for failing to appear.”

Questions sent to the Ministry of Planning and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson’s office about the situation were met with requests to submit a formal Freedom of Information application. The Cayman Compass submitted a request for the information last Wednesday.

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