‘Kidnap victim’ lied about it

2016-03-08 06:00

A case of perjury has been opened by the Sea Point police after a man reported being forced into a car at gun point.

He told police he returned from work on Friday last week at about 18:15 when he spotted two coloured men jump from the back of a parked car.

He reported that they grabbed him forcefully and pushed him towards the parked car with a driver and front passenger in the car. While pushing him into the car they pressed something at his back – a firearm, he believed. The two men that were sitting next to him in the car forcefully pushed his head between his legs and hit him with their hands on his head to keep him down.

After driving for a while they suddenly stopped and pushed the victim out of the car and sped off. They also robbed him, he reported.

However, after investigation and checking out the local street camera footage, it was discovered that the kidnapping had never occurred, says Colonel Maehla Lento, Sea Point police station commander.

“After interviewing the complainant he admitted that the incident did not occur and a perjury case was opened. It would appear that the complainant lost his employer’s business keys and hence he fabricated a false case of kidnapping,” he says.

“The police want to send a stern warning to the people making false cases for their own benefit.”

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