5 Police officers arrested for kidnapping and theft, Durban

South African Police Service

5 Police officers arrested for kidnapping and theft, Durban
5 Police officers arrested for kidnapping and theft, Durban

The Detectives from the Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit arrested five police officers on 19 October 2020. Their arrest emanates from an incident that took place during June 2020 where the complainant was kidnapped.

It is alleged on 16 June 2020 at 11:15, the complainant was walking on Park Station Road in Kenville when he was stopped by the police officers who searched him and took cash and cigarettes from his vehicle. He was kidnapped and taken to his house where the suspects removed more cigarettes and cash.

The police officers also took him to the station where he was charged for violating Covid-19 regulations. The case against him was not placed on the roll. The complainant reported the matter to the police and charges of theft, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice were opened for investigating at Greenwood Park SAPS.

It was also established that police officers did not enter all the exhibits in the register. A total of five suspects aged between 30 and 35 appeared before the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on 20 October 2020.

Four suspects were granted bail of R3000-00 and the matter was remanded to 7 December 2020. The fifth suspect was remanded in custody until 3 November 2020 due to the pending case against him for similar offence.

“We will make sure that we root-out all rotten apples hiding behind the SAPS badge whilst committing crimes,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.

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