Cop praised for nailing killer

2012-07-05 09:16
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Johannesburg - A high court judge praised the actions of a Johannesburg policeman whose dedication and perseverance resulted in the arrest and conviction of an extremely dangerous criminal.

The Sowetan reported that Warrant Officer Mishack Makhubu stopped Nyiko Ubisi at a roadblock and did a police database search, seeing that the man was wanted for rape and murder.

A docket with evidence against Ubisi had however gone missing in 2005, so Makhubu had to start the investigation from scratch, but all of it paid off when Ubisi was found guilty on 6 of the 16 charges he faced.

These included rape and the murder of a woman.

Acting Judge Harold Knopp praised Makhubu for his hard work and said the case would never have gone to trial if it had not been for his dedication.

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