Cop held for bribe: Hawks

2013-02-19 21:01

Johannesburg - A 47-year-old warrant-officer was arrested in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday for soliciting a R10 000 bribe from a fraud accused, the Hawks said.

Spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said: "The officer was arrested in a mall, minutes after he collected R7000 of the R10 000 he solicited."

He said the man accused of fraud had been arrested in 2009 for allegedly grabbing someone else's land.

He contacted the police when the officer said he would "squash" his case.

"The warrant-officer promised the suspect if he received the R7 000 the case would be squashed and the land would in turn become his," said Ramaloko.

"The officer will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge of corruption."

He said the officer was based at the Alexandra Road police station.




  • Soraya Lee - 2013-02-19 21:33

    Feel so sorry for his family as they are going to be out of an income because of such a stupid decision. Wat het hy gedink, hy is 'n warrant officer, allemagtig!!

  • thulani.masuku.7 - 2013-02-20 08:38

    I will only be happy when Hawks arrest all the top corrupt politicians, government officials and rotten business men and women. Recuperate all the stolen money and send them to jail. Going after the little guys will not have much impact. Squash the corrupt moguls, then the message will be loud and clear “crime does not pay” not sometimes but always!

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