Boksburg woman sentenced after bribing two police officers

2019-04-16 17:33
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A 29-year-old woman has been sentenced after bribing police officers, following the arrests of her father in Boksburg, Johannesburg.

According to Constable Justice Ramaube, spokesperson of the Boksburg North Police Station, on 8 November 2018 members of the Germiston Flying Squad arrested Mr Jacob Nortjies in Sunward Park for the possession of unwrought precious metals and an unlicensed firearm.

On the same day of his arrest, his daughter Monique Basson unlawfully and indirectly offered to give two officers gratification benefits amounting to R100 000 for the release of her father.She was then arrested for bribery.

Speaking to DRUM, Constable Ramaube said Basson was found guilty of corruption and was sentenced to imprisonment on 4 April.

“Through diligent and constructive investigation on the matter by Detective Vusi Tlemo of Boksburg North SAPS trio task team, the accused, Miss Monique Basson, was on April 4th found guilty, convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for bribery and corruption at the Boksburg court,” he said.

During the sentencing, the accused pleaded guilty and was sentenced to an R8 000 fine or three years’ imprisonment with a further three years’ imprisonment or a fine of R10 000 wholly suspended for five years on condition the accused is not found guilty of corruption or attempted corruption during the period of suspension.

The accused’s bribery of R100 000 is forfeited to the state and the accused was declared unfit to possess a firearm.

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