Corruption: Hawks sting operation nets suspect

South African Police Service

Corruption: Hawks sting operation nets suspect
Corruption: Hawks sting operation nets suspect

A 45-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court on 3 February 2023 after his arrest by the East London based Serious Corruption Investigation team of the Hawks for allegations of corruption on 2 February 2023.

It is alleged that during September 2022, the victim received a call from the suspect informing him that the suspect will have the victim’s docket destroyed if he agrees to a R1 million deal between the suspect and his girlfriend since they knew the presiding officer on the complainant’s case.

The victim is having a serious case pending against him and he is a high ranking departmental official.

The suspect and the victim know each other from tennis matches that they played together.

After several conversations, the deal was struck and the duo decided on rendezvous to exchange the deposit of R250 000-00 as down payment for the deal.

It is at that juncture that the Hawks experienced the monetary exchange of R250 000-00 through their undercover tactics.

The suspect was immediately arrested and cash was recovered at the scene.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service