Prosecutor out on bail

2017-01-18 06:01

A state prosecutor at the Parys Magistrate’s Court, Patrick Seun Ncongo, who is accused of soliciting a bribe, is set to reappear in court on 26 January.

He is facing a charge of corruption due to allegedly soliciting a bribe of R1 500 in order to destroy a docket containing evidence against a theft suspect.

Ncongo is currently out on bail of R5 000 granted by the court during his recent appearance.

The National Prosecuting Authority in the Free State has also suspended him from duty.

Ncongo was arrested by the Hawks earlier in December after receiving a tip-off from an informer.

The informer is a theft suspect whom Ncongo allegedly solicited a bribe of R1 500 from in order destroy the docket to have the case against the theft suspect withdrawn.

He was arrested by the Free State Hawks unit after finding an amount of R1 000 in his possession during the arrest at his workplace.

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