LIimpopo cop arrested for bribe

2012-01-26 22:28

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.

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