False hijacking case, woman arrested, North End

South African Police Service

False hijacking case, woman arrested, North End
False hijacking case, woman arrested, North End

A 36-year-old woman will appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court on 17 June 2022, after been charged by SAPS Mount Road detectives for defeating the ends of justice.

It is alleged that on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at about 20:40, the woman claimed that her vehicle was hijacked from her as she was seated in her silver Kia Picanta in Lavinia Street in North End.

She further alleged that two unknown men approached her, one pointed a firearm at her, forced her out of the vehicle and drove off with it.

Minutes later, SAPS Mount Road members recovered the vehicle in the same street with a suspect inside. After he was detained on a charge of vehicle hijacking, investigations revealed that he was the boyfriend of the complainant and that they had an argument.

After further questioning, the woman confessed to police that she had fabricated the story of been hijacked.

She was arrested on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 and charged for defeating the ends of justice.

She was released on a warning to appear in court today.

Detectives released her boyfriend.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service