Detective’s hard work pays dividends

2018-02-01 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedConstable Omar Nkomo.

PHOTO: suppliedConstable Omar Nkomo.

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TWO men were sentenced to life imprisonment at the Verulam Regional court for murder and attempted murder recently.

The first accused was sentenced to 12 years for murder and five years for attempted murder while the second accused was sentenced to 10 years for murder and five years for attempted murder.

SAPS Verulam police spokesperson Captain Henry Kisten said Constable Omar Nkomo was investigating the case and used his vast experience and knowledge to apprehend the suspects.

“An identification parade was held where the suspects were positively identified. The suspects were charged and the docket was properly investigated. Constable Nkomo was constantly communicating with the state prosecutor to ensure a successful prosecution. The member also ensured all the evidence was obtained before the matter going on trial.

“In another case where a case of armed robbery was reported and the docket was given to him to investigate, the member with all his investigation skills arrested the suspect who was also in possession of an unlicensed firearm. The accused appeared in court and was found guilty.”

In another case, the suspect was sentenced to 15 years in jail for murder at the Verulam Regional court. The man was accused for the murder of his girlfriend in June 2016.

“The docket was given to Warrant Officer Calvin Moodley to investigate. He obtained all the evidence that was required for the trial and also to ensure that the accused would found guilty,” Kisten said.

In another case, the Verulam Regional court sentenced two men to life imprisonment for various cases committed in September 2016.

The suspects were arrested for house robbery and rape in Amoutana in 2016. The first suspect was sentenced to 14 years for rape and 10 years for house robbery. The second suspect was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for house robbery

“The station commander Brigadier Victor Dludla thanked Nkomo and Moodley for their hard work and commitment in ensuring the arrest of the suspects,”Kisten said. - Supplied.

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