Police officer sentenced to four years imprisonment, Heilbron

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Police officer sentenced to four years imprisonment, Heilbron
Police officer sentenced to four years imprisonment, Heilbron

On Wednesday, 23 January 2019 the Heilbron Magistrates’ Court sentenced Constable MC Moiketsi to four years imprisonment for theft of stock and defeating the ends of justice.

It is alleged that on Saturday, 12 November 2016 the former police officer, MC Moiketsi and his colleague were on duty patrolling when they came across a suspicious vehicle. They stopped the vehicle and discovered that it is transporting sheep and the suspects could not provide relevant documentation for the sheep.

Constable MC Moiketsi assisted the suspects to flee the scene by transporting them to their different destinations and later made a false statement under oath indicating that they recovered a vehicle abandoned on the street, thereby hiding the identity of suspects.

Thorough investigation led to the arrest of the former police officer for theft of sheep to the value of R20 800.00 and also defeating the ends of justice.

He was found guilty on both charges and sentenced to four years imprisonment.

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