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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.

Comments
  • alansmartSnr - 2012-05-04 20:43

    So, whats new.... I got away with a R1500 fine by showing my ID Book with a R50=00 note inside. My ID book was returned without the R50 and I just got a scolding..For smooth tyres and indicator light that was not working and my ticket was cancelled..and not given to me!..This was between Welkom and Odendaalsrus

  • Denise - 2012-05-05 02:28

    Disband the useless SAPS - they are the most disgusting, corrupt, criminal scum you can imagineā€¦.

  • Danie - 2012-05-05 04:03

    We middle class whites like to moan about the police, is this not what our poor frellow South Africans have to deal daily in the townships with?

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