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Cop arrested after wanting Bribe

A 29-year-old Mpumalanga police officer has been arrested for allegedly wanting a R2 000 bribe to quash the case for a man going through a cost of assault for allegedly beating his wife.


The officer, stationed at Mbalenhle police station, was once charged with corruption after being bust via undercover officers.


Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson, Captain Dineo Sekgotodi, stated they had obtained records about a police officer who had demanded a R2 000 bribe from a suspect going through a cost of assaulting his wife.


Sekgotodi stated allegations had been that the officer informed the suspect that if he paid him R2 000, he would break the docket.


"An Genius pushed undercover operation was once performed by means of contributors of the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Serious Commercial Crime Investigation devices based totally in Secunda.


"The suspect was once arrested at once after receiving the cash from the undercover agent. He was once charged and detained pending his court docket appearance," she said.


The officer was once predicted to show up earlier than the Evander Magistrate's Court on Thursday to face a cost of corruption. 

source:https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/cop-bust-in-undercover-sting-for-soliciting-bribe-from-alleged-wife-beater-20211223

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