Pretoria metro cop arrested for bribe

2011-12-23 22:02
Pretoria - A Tshwane metro police constable was arrested on Friday night for allegedly taking a bribe from a truck driver.

He was caught when his superiors came to watch him stopping vehicles for roadworthy checks, Tshwane metro spokesperson Console Tleane said.

"It was very clear that the vehicle had a fault with its lights that warranted a fine. When the driver returned to his lorry he did not have a slip for a fine and he confessed that he had paid a bribe."

The policeman was not aware that his superiors, including acting metro police chief Steven Ngobeni, had been watching him from a car parked nearby.

The constable was arrested and was being held at Mamelodi East police station.

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