Second constable arrested over sex in cells scandal

2012-05-24 00:00

A SECOND police officer linked to a sex scandal at Scottburgh police station was arrested yesterday.

The Witness reported yesterday that a woman constable was caught having sex with a cash heist suspect in the holding cells at the police station on Monday night.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said a station officer conducting an after-hours visit discovered the officer — who was off-duty at the time — in the cell with the prisoner.

Naicker said: “On the day in question, she [the off-duty constable] approached a constable on duty, requesting access to the prisoner.

“She was locked in a vacant cell with the prisoner. It is alleged that the policewoman and the prisoner were involved in a relationship prior to his arrest [for the heist].”

The policewoman was arrested immediately, while the constable who granted her access to the prisoner was arrested yesterday.

Both constables face charges of corruption. They are expected to appear in court soon.

Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni viewed the conduct of both constables in a very serious light and will ensure that the investigations receive priority, said Naicker.

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