False case of kidnapping, R1 mil ransom, two grade 12 learners in court

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False case of kidnapping, R1 mil ransom, two grade 12 learners in court
False case of kidnapping, R1 mil ransom, two grade 12 learners in court

A couple, both aged 20 are due to appear at the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court on Monday 21 October 2019, for defeating the ends of justice, by demanding a one million rand ransom.

Information at police disposal revealed that on 10 October 2019, a case of kidnapping was opened at Bushbuckridge Police Station, where one of the suspects, a 20 year old Grade 12 learner was reported as missing. After a missing person’s report was filed with the police, it is reported that her mother then received a cell phone message demanding the above mentioned ransom.

Police investigation closed in on the boyfriend whom it is alleged that he colluded with the girlfriend and they used the girl’s cellphone with a different sim card to send the message to her mother.

On 17 October 2019, police received information about the duo being seen together since her disappearance and they followed it up. They were both found at the place of the boyfriend’s friend and were arrested. The sim card used to send the message was also found in the possession of the boyfriend.

A case of defeating the ends of justice was opened against them hence their expected appearance in court.

Police management discouraged the reporting of false cases and warned on the serious repercussions it has on one’s future prospect.

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