Thursday, November 27, 2014

Police arrest detective for corruption

Oscar Thomas
27 November 2014

A 27-year-old detective from Claremont was arrested for corruption and defeating the ends of justice. 

Captain FC van Wyk said the detective faked a statement after an assault case of a female cleaner was withdrawn due to the furnished statement.

The detective is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court today.

Van Wyk said police will continue to root out corruption in the province said in our ongoing endeavours to root out corruption within SAPS, a member from Claremont police station’s Detective Unit was arrested this morning.

Van Wyk said Emanating from a Claremont assault case where a cleaner was allegedly severely assaulted and the case subsequently withdrawn by the senior public prosecutor due to a statement furnished by the constable, who was responsible for the investigation.

Van Wyk said the member allegedly submitted a sworn statement to withdraw the case when the victim had no intention of doing so.

Van Wyk said the member received an undisclosed amount of cash from the suspects to cover the victim’s medical costs, but allegedly never handed the money to the victim.”

“The 27 year old detective was arrested at his residents in Eersteriver van Wyk added.

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