Two arrested for impersonating Hawks officers, demanding R300 000 bribe

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The hawks arrested to men claiming to impersonate officers.
The hawks arrested to men claiming to impersonate officers.
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Two men have appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for allegedly impersonating Hawks officers. They allegedly requested a R300 000 bribe to destroy a case docket while impersonating Hawks officials.

Stanley Ewulu, 42, and Peter Molomo, 38, appeared in court on Monday on charges of extortion and corruption.

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Ewulu, a Nigerian national, also faces a charge of being in the country illegally, said National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana.

Mahanjana said:

It is alleged that the pair approached the complainant, introduced themselves as Hawks investigators from the Pretoria office and demanded R300 000 in order to destroy a case docket that was opened against him.


"They also promised to hand over a vehicle that belonged to the complainant as well as his refugee documents that were confiscated by the Sunnyside police," added Mahanjana.

The matter was reported to the Hawks in Germiston.

After an investigation, the two men were arrested at Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria, on Thursday after an entrapment operation, said Mahanjana.

The matter has been postponed to 22 March for further investigations and possible bail applications.


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