LIimpopo cop arrested for bribe
Polokwane - A police officer has been arrested after he allegedly demanded money from a crime victim to open a docket, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.
The sergeant, 45, was arrested at his home in Ga Mathabatha on Wednesday after a theft victim reported the matter, Mohale Ramatseba said.
The man tried to open a case at the Apel Police Station after R30 000 and a cellphone were stolen from his workplace at Atok Mine. The sergeant allegedly asked him for R1 500 for a docket to be opened.
"The policeman wanted money from the complainant so he could do his job."
The victim paid the sergeant R1 200 and informed the police's anti-corruption unit.
The officer would appear in the Sekhukhune Magistrate's Court on Friday on a corruption charge.