Corrupt cop sentenced

2018-05-29 06:01

A former police captain was sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud.

Peter August was handed the sentence on Thursday.

According to provincial police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, August was one of two suspects implicated in a fraud and forgery case in 2014 where reports emerged of them forging documents and taking money handed in as exhibits and replacing it with counterfeit notes.

“During the trial one of the suspects, Captian David Koopman died. The other suspect, August (50), was convicted on charges of fraud. “Today (Thursday) he was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment,” says Rwexana­.

The Western Cape police management has welcomed the sentence, led by provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, who commended both the investigation and prosecution teams.

“We trust the sentence will serve as a deterrent to other police officials,” says Jula.

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