2 Free State cops arrested for allegedly soliciting bribe

2016-06-16 09:10
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Bloemfontein – Two Free State police officers are expected to appear in court on Friday after they were arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe, the Hawks said on Wednesday.   

The warrant officer and the sergeant from Mangaung detective services were arrested in Hertzogville on Tuesday, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.  

"The police officers, who allegedly had used a state vehicle illegally for their shenanigans, were arrested at a bank, with R70 000 cash in their possession," he said.  

"The two were investigating a case of theft of a tractor and instead of doing their duties by the book, they approached the suspect and demanded R100 000 so that they could destroy the case."

Mulaudzi said the suspect then paid the officers R30 000 with a promise to settle the rest at a later stage.  

The two have been charged with corruption and soliciting a bribe, he said.   

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