Cop arrested for alleged fraud, rape

2011-09-29 11:06

A police captain was arrested in Alberton, southeast of Joburg, today for allegedly defeating the ends of justice, using a state vehicle without authority, corruption, fraud, and rape, Joburg police said.

The 49-year-old was arrested when he reported for duty at the Alberton detective offices at 8am, Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

The investigation into the crimes started last year.

The officer was accused of falsifying statements in a docket which was later closed when the prosecutor declined to prosecute.

He faced a charge of raping a woman, who apparently paid him to have a criminal case against her withdrawn.

He was also accused of taking a bribe from a person whose firearm had been confiscated.

The officer was expected to appear in the Alberton Magistrates Court today. An internal investigation was under way.

He might face suspension given the seriousness of the allegations, Dlamini said. 

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