5 arrested after anti-corruption raids within the North West province

5 law enforcement officials believed to be concerned in three separate incidents of alleged corruption have been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) forces within the North West.

In keeping with SAPS spokesperson within the province Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, the arrests had been made following investigations in Jouberton, Klerksdorp, and Vryburg by the anti-corruption investigation unit within the North West.

Corrupt impounding

Within the first case, a 52-year-old warrant officer is accused of releasing an impounded car after accepting a R3000 fee from the proprietor.

“The matter was reported to the police for investigation. The suspect was arrested and briefly appeared within the Klerksdorp Justice of the Peace’s Court docket. He was granted R2000 bail and can re-appear in court docket on Thursday, 15 August 2019,” mentioned Mokgwabone

Hit and bribe and run

Within the second case, two officers from the Khuma Police Station had been arrested on suspicion of corruption they accepted a R1500 fee from a motorist at first of the 12 months.

To make issues worse, the officers had not pulled the driving force over for velocity, he allegedly had knocked over a pedestrian. They acquired away with it, till now, as a result of they thought the pedestrian was not injured so no police report was vital.

“Nevertheless, upon realising that she was injured, the pedestrian reported the incident to the police,” Mokgwabone defined.

“They appeared within the Stilfontein Justice of the Peace’s Court docket and had been every granted R500 bail. Their case was postponed to 24 July 2019.”

Expired morals

Within the last case, the 2 allegedly corrupt officers are accused of getting taken a bribe of round R1000 from a tuckshop proprietor in Madibogo Village again in October 2018.

They had been on-site inspecting the expiry date of products within the store.

“It’s alleged that the pair carried out inspections for expired items at two tuckshops within the village,” Mokgwabone mentioned.

“Though they didn’t discover expired items on the cabinets, the suspects, a warrant officer, and reserve constable demanded funds from the tuck-shop homeowners provided that they won’t be arrested.”

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