Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gauteng policeman arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping

Leonie Pretorius

27 August 2016

Gauteng police today said that a 33-year-old South African Police Service detective from Kempton Park police station has been arrested for kidnapping and armed robbery.

It is alleged that on Monday, a Senegalese national arrived at OR Tambo International Airport from Pretoria  Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said.

He was on his way to Hong Kong to buy stock for his shop.

While the victim was on his way to the check-in point, he was intercepted by two African men.

One of the men identified himself as a police officer stationed at crime intelligence in Kempton Park,said Mohlala.

The police officer apparently informed the man that he suspected he was carrying drugs and wanted to search him at the police station in Kempton Park.

It is alleged that they then went to a car parked outside the airport. 

The arrested police officer is expected to appear in court on Monday.

An investigation was still underway to locate the other suspects.

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