Three Metro Officers arrested for corruption
By Mikhaila Crowie
16 July 2008
Three Metro Officers were arrested yesterday for allegedly bribing a motorist to cancel a fine.
One officer also faces an attempted charge of murder over a shot that was fired when police confronted them.
Woodstock police spokesperson Hilton Malila said the police officers were arrested at a service station. “Yesterday afternoon at about 3 o’ clock, three metro police officers were arrested for corruption at a petrol service station in Malta Road Salt River.”
Malila said the arrests were made after the three officers, who were on duty in Observatory early yesterday morning, pulled over a male driver and fined him R500 for driving without a valid drivers licence in Lower Main Road.
“It is alleged that the officers offered to withdraw the fine in exchange for R200 in cash.”