Metro cop nabbed after telling motorist to withdraw money

2014-08-09 10:29

A Joburg metro police officer was arrested for soliciting a bribe from a female motorist he stopped in Fourways, north of Joburg, on Saturday morning.

“At about 3am, the corrupt officer stopped the female driver and established that she had consumed alcohol,” spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

“He instructed her to withdraw money from an ATM. She withdrew R90 and then went to complain at the Douglasdale police, who photographed the cash and watched her from a distance handing it over to the officer.”

Minnaar said the man (43) was immediately arrested. He is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of corruption.

The Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has also launched an internal investigation.

Minnaar said people should call the JMPD corruption hotline if they get pulled over and asked for a bribe by officers.

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