Corruption: Investigating officer arrested, Matatiele

South African Police Service

Corruption: Investigating officer arrested, Matatiele
Corruption: Investigating officer arrested, Matatiele

The East London Serious Corruption Investigation team of the Hawks arrested a 37-year-old detective sergeant on 14 April 2022 for allegations of fraud.

It is alleged that on 8 April 2022, Matatiele K9 Unit arrested a suspect conveying drugs. Upon his arrest, his vehicle was impounded as it is alleged to been instrumental in the commission of a crime. The accused person is reported to have appeared before Matatiele Magistrate’s court on 11 April 2022 where he was released on R5000 bail.

After his release, the accused is alleged to have gone to the police station to enquire about his vehicle. He is reported to have been referred to the investigating officer who is said to have told him to organise a sum of R2000 to get his vehicle back.

The matter was reported to the Bizana Serious Corruption Investigation team for probing which resulted in the apprehension of the investigating officer on 14 April 2022.

The officer will make his first court appearance in Matatiele Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 19 April 2022.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service