Kagiso cop arrested for extortion

2012-05-04 19:57
Johannesburg - A police officer was arrested in Kagiso near Soweto after he allegedly extorted R400 from a woman, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said the officer was arrested on Thursday after the woman laid a complaint against him.

The officer came to the woman's home on 19 April and bought a beer. He then told her it was illegal to sell alcohol without a licence, and that she would have to pay a R1 500 fine.

She told him that she could only afford to pay R400. The officer then allegedly took her money and drove away.

He would face a corruption charge in court soon, Sibiya said.

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