Four police officials were remanded in custody for extortion and corruption by the Germiston Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 3 July 2020.
The suspects, Warrant Officer Frans Nono Manyelo (52), Sergeant Fihlang Junior Molefe (47), Constable Matlhalela Lucas Ramalobela (35), and Lucas Malwela (34) handed themselves in at the Germiston Serious Corruption Investigation on Monday, 29 June 2020.
The allegations were reported at the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation offices in August 2019, for investigation. It is alleged that the on-duty suspects approached and searched the complainant’s vehicle and forced him to take them to his house in Brackenhurst, south of Johannesburg.
On arrival the suspects searched the complainant’s house and demanded the amount of R200 000 to avoid being arrested. They escorted him to Shell garage on the M2 highway where he was forced to withdraw some cash.
The officials who are attached to Krugersdorp Flying Squad and Ekurhuleni Central Trio Task Team respectively, appeared before the Germiston Magistrates’ Court facing charges of extortion and corruption.
The case is postponed to Monday, 06 July 2020 for formal bail application and further investigation.
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