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Hawks arrest policeman for fraud

2012-11-17 08:03

Johannesburg - A Soweto policeman was arrested by the Hawks on Friday for fraud, said police.

Spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said the sergeant, aged 36, was stationed at the Protea Glen police station.

"Allegations are that the officer arrested three suspects for possession of suspected stolen goods on Monday," said Ramaloko.

"On Tuesday, he took them to the Westonaria Magistrate's Court and the magistrate declined to prosecute them.

"They were supposed to be released but the officer kept them in custody and demanded they pay him R2 500."

The men raised R1 500 and were released, but the policeman continued to pursue them for the other R1 000.

"They alerted us about the incident and when he received the money, he was arrested," said Ramaloko.

The policeman would appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of corruption.

Comments
  • malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-11-17 08:10

    Of course it's good to catch police on the take and lock them up for a long time, but one really has to feel that arresting on cop is not solving the problem. The rot of corruption has permeated far too deep into the police force and metro police. I think every cop should take a monthly polygraph test to ask whether they have taken money, been involved in any crime, etc. I think many security guard companies put their staff through this, perhaps not every month.

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-11-17 08:29

      Write to the Powers that Be with your idea of the polygraph, but don't hold your breath for a reply, whatever you do! Stories like this one make me sooooo mad. So much for Serve & Protect, eh? Grrr.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-11-17 10:56

      BrainCandy - at the mere mention of the word 'polygraph' the Powers that Be are likely to run a mile, themselves ......

  • edwin.morena.3 - 2012-11-17 09:02

    Arrest de scumbag!! Sh***t.

  • Thembinkosi Ntlanganiso - 2012-11-17 09:36

    Stupid police greedy pig

  • angelique.p.ervin - 2012-11-17 09:46

    Jaaaa goed... U know what's better than arresting and busting a corrupt cop??? The fact that prisoners LOOOOOOVE a cop in jail..... Papa vag vir jou and the rest of C Max too dude... Not so ayoba

      malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-11-17 10:52

      Whilst I share your anger and lust for vengeance for public servants not serving the public, I wish South African prisons had no rape, violence and so on. Serving time is your punishment, not being sodomised, stabbed and all those other atrocities which we see in prisons in SA. The idea of me one day being sent to prison for say a white collar crime, then having to survive in those appalling conditions with hard-core criminals, of being raped, beaten, well, that's scary. Being raped in prison is tantamount to having your sentence meted out by a street kangaroo court.

      angelique.p.ervin - 2012-11-17 11:27

      Malcolm I totally agree with u and u do make sense, totally. However, this isn't just any person committing crimes that add to the already excruciatingly high crime rate in our country, but this is a cop, a person who swore under oath (and God) to protect, add too, improve, assist and nourish our country and its people. Instead he chose to do what he swore to stop, to prevent. Cops in this country must understand that they may be acting on behalf of the law but they are not the law nor are they above it. Its so sad that our cops do these things when they are supposed to be the example.

      angelique.p.ervin - 2012-11-17 11:28

      Malcolm I totally agree with u and u do make sense, totally. However, this isn't just any person committing crimes that add to the already excruciatingly high crime rate in our country, but this is a cop, a person who swore under oath (and God) to protect, add too, improve, assist and nourish our country and its people. Instead he chose to do what he swore to stop, to prevent. Cops in this country must understand that they may be acting on behalf of the law but they are not the law nor are they above it. Its so sad that our cops do these things when they are supposed to be the example.

      BulletProof. - 2012-11-17 16:50

      Yes and they miss the Lady's very much so they can use I'm, after few months of pratice it should perform very well.

  • popza.nzama - 2012-11-17 10:01

    It is a common problem that there are some policeman who regard their profession as any kind of job like working in a laundry or any Indian shop.Police work is a risky job and people lose life in the line of duty.

      rooibok1 - 2012-11-17 10:30

      ?

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-11-17 10:52

      So popza you think it's right for them to steal and loot bcos their work is risky??? What a butt-munch???

      malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-11-17 10:54

      I think I get what you're saying. Being a cop is not like ordinary jobs is it? It's a calling, where you risk your life and for this you should be rewarded well by the police force. If you're not being rewarded well, it is not acceptable to take bribes - rather don't choose this job.

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-11-17 10:03

    Lovely !! you know what you should do,throw him in prison with the other criminals...they will love to have a policemen with them in the cells

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-11-17 10:45

    Maximum sentence for this guy Bastard.

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2012-11-17 10:52

    Its been long overdue, good shot!!

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-17 22:05

    How many 'clean cops' are there? It is sad to think that at one time you COULD TRUST a 'cop' when you needed to!

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