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Anti-Corruption Unit chief builds lavish home in Westridge

Some officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) are scratching their head over how Anti-Corruption Unit investigator Matthew Edgecombe was able to build a lavish multi-level home in Western New Providence on a police officer’s salary.

Located in South Westridge, the more than 5,000 square foot house features a garage, two long driveways, imposing columns, floor to ceiling windows, what appears to be an Olympic-sized

swimming pool, multiple balconies and sits on a spacious landscaped property.

Chief Superintendent Edgecombe’s wife is a junior manager at Commonwealth Bank. However, inquiring minds want to know if their joint salaries were enough to qualify for a mortgage to build a house of that size.

Chief superintendents pull in an annual salary of $49,000 to $59,000 and colleagues have pointed out he does not make overtime pay.

In addition to investigating former government officials accused of corruption, does the RBPF Anti-Corruption Unit also monitor whether the assets of officers match their income?

Edgecombe was posted to the Anti-Corruption Branch following its creation.

Prior to that, he was the Commanding Officer of the Southwestern Division

He is known for taking luxury cruises, sometimes two times a year, all while building a big house.

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