Durban cops held for extortion

2010-11-05 00:00

THE Pietermaritzburg Hawks have pounced on two more rogue cops attached to the Durban Central dog unit for corruption and extortion.

Captain Jageesh Devnarain Singh said Warrant Officer T.M. Dladla and Sergeant Jabulani Ngcobo are accused of having extorted money from Nigerian nationals over the past five years.

He said the officers would allegedly frame their victims with various crimes and demand money for the cases to “go away”.

Their latest victim, whose name was withheld, said the officers had framed him with drugs believed to be Mandrax and demanded R250 000 in cash.

It is alleged that they reduced the amount to R75 000 after he had pleaded with them, and paid them R30 000 in October 18. They allegedly demanded he pay the remaining R45 000 in a week’s time.

The man approached a lawyer who told the Pietermaritzburg Hawks about the scam, said Singh.

“Application for police-controlled action was granted and the Hawks were informed that the officers had told the Nigerian that they would be at his pub in November 1 to collect the money. An amount of R20 000 was then arranged by the Hawks and given to the victim to make the payment. After the money exchanged hands the men left the pub and were arrested …”




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