Constable to appear in court for corruption and extortion

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A constable from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit will appear before the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court today after being arrested while on duty.

According to a statement by SAPS, the arrest came after information emerged that the constable had been extorting money from a fraud suspect in exchange for making the case disappear. Transactions made by the suspect to the member were traced, thus he was arrested.

“The Provincial Organised Crime Unit, in a quest to preserve and maintain their social status, arrested one of their own”, the statement reads.

The constable is facing charges of corruption and extortion.

Compiled by Sazly Hartzenberg