Extortion: Tongaat SAPS sergeant released on bail

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Extortion: Tongaat SAPS sergeant released on bail
Extortion: Tongaat SAPS sergeant released on bail

In a case investigated by the Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit, Sergeant Lazarus Narainsamy (39) stationed at Tongaat SAPS appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on 29 July 2020, for extortion. He is accused of extorting money from a suspect who was arrested for assault and crimen injuria during March 2020.

The court released him on bail of R1000-00 and remanded the case to 23 September 2020.

“We welcome the continued crackdown on corruption within police agencies in the province. We will do everything within our control to ensure that we are only left with police officials that are prepared to serve with integrity,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.

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