Carleton police sergeant expected to appear in court for corruption

Carleton police sergeant expected to appear in court for corruption
Carleton police sergeant expected to appear in court for corruption. Image source: Pixabay

Detective Sergeant Dire Michael Ramasimong (47), is scheduled to appear in the Carletonville Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 04 April 2024, for allegations of compromising a planned Hawks’ disruptive operation targeting illegal mining syndicates in October 2021.

Ramasimong is said to have tipped-off identified individuals who were objects of the Serious Organised Crime Investigation on that particular afternoon. A case was registered in August of 2023. The resultant investigation led to a charge of defeating the administration of justice.

According to the probe one of the suspects reportedly spotted an unmarked Hawks’ vehicle in the area and contacted the Sergeant to do a system check on the vehicle. The information was passed on to the syndicate resulting in the operation being derailed.

The allegations were fully investigated; the docket was submitted to the Directorate for Public Prosecution for decision that has led to the summons being issued for Ramasimong on Monday, 04 March 2024.

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