Chana shooting: Cop held for kidnapping

2013-10-29 11:25
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Johannesburg - A police officer has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a man in Bedfordview, an incident which saw hip hop star Khuli Chana mistakenly being shot at by police.

"A 9mm pistol was found in his possession; he was arrested for house robbery and kidnapping. The suspect will appear in court tomorrow [Wednesday]," said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The officer, in his 30’s, was charged with kidnapping and extortion.

Chana’s car was shot at seven times as police chased down suspected kidnappers of a wealthy businessman. Chana was left with injuries to his hand and back.

The musician has laid attempted murder charges against the officers involved and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate will be investigating the matter.

It was not immediately clear how many officers would be investigated by the IPID.

Police claim that warning shots were fired at Chana’s car and he refused to stop but the star and his team say this is problematic for a number of reasons, including that the police car that chased him down was unmarked.

Police also claim that the kidnapper’s car was a grey BMW, The Star reported, but Chana says that his car is a blue BMW.

The kidnap victim, a Bedfordview businessman, was found in Pretoria. A R100 000 ransom was demanded for his release.

"He was kidnapped after a house robbery and was dropped off in Pretoria. He was then brought to Attridgeville police station unharmed," said Dlamini.

Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, said he wanted the officers involved in the shooting to face justice.
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