50-year-old Suspect arrested for bribery

50-year-old Suspect arrested for bribery
50-year-old Suspect arrested for bribery. Image source: Pixabay

Commitment and passion to serve with honour and integrity that drive this Sergeant on a daily basis, led to the arrest of a male suspect who offered her a bribe in exchange for the release of a rape suspect.

On 16 February 2024 a 50-year-old suspect was arrested at about 15:25 in Sasolburg after he approached an investigating officer working on a case of 31-year-old illegal foreign national who was arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman at knife point in Viljoensdrift.

The suspect allegedly offered the investigating officer a large sum of money so she can sell the docket in question to him and make it disappear. A calculated operation involving the Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit and the Director of Public Prosecution was put in place and the suspect was arrested immediately after an arranged transaction.

The suspect will appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 19 February 2024, to face charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane extolled the investigator for her good virtue and commitment in serving the people with integrity. She strongly condemned bribing of officials as this undermines the public confidence in policing.

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