Welkom police Sergeant arrested for R30k extortion

South African Police Service

Welkom police Sergeant arrested for R30k extortion
Welkom police Sergeant arrested for R30k extortion

A police Sergeant stationed in Welkom SAPS was arrested after he and his friends extorted R30 000-00 from a suspect in Bothaville.

It was back in February 2020 when the police Sergeant and his unknown number of friends accompanied by a female, arrived at a complainant’s house alleging that they are aware of his criminal activities and they are sent to arrest him.

They made him an offer to pay R30 000-00 so as to evade arrest.

The complainant reported the matter to the police and the Provincial Organised Crime Task Team was mobilized to investigate. After substantial evidence was gathered, the 43-year-old Sergeant was arrested.

The 43-year-old Sergeant was arrested on 5 August 2021 and appeared in Welkom Magistrate Court for extortion. He is remanded in custody till the 18 August 2021 where he will make an application for bail.

Anyone with information or that might have been a victim of extortion must contact the Provincial Organised Crime offices at 051 507 6622 or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service