TWO SUSPECS DUE IN COURT FOR ENTICING HAWKS MEMBERS
MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged between 41 and 43 are expected to appear before the Volksrust Magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 08 May 2022 after they were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team based in Secunda for corruption.
It is alleged that on Monday members of the Hawks were attending court at Volksrust for a bail application for dealing in drugs. An investigator reportedly received a phone call regarding an unknown Nigerian male who wanted to meet him to negotiate the release of his brother who was appearing in court for dealing in drugs. The brother was apparently arrested on the 9 December 2021 and has been in custody since.
A sting operation was put in place after the court granted authorisation. The two suspects approached the investigator as planned and offered an amount of R5000 in order to ensure the brother`s release. The pair offered to pay an additional amount to make the case disappear.
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The pair was consequently arrested and charged for corruption.
Police are urging anyone with information to call the Crime Stop number on 0860010111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.