A Krugersdorp policeman was arrested
for allegedly asking for bail money for a man who was accused of rape,
Gauteng police said on Thursday.
Superintendent Lungelo Dlamini said a woman went to the Krugersdorp Police Station earlier this week to report that her husband allegedly raped her.
"She didn't want police to arrest her husband, but organise that he go to a rehabilitation facility... the policeman then told her that could be arranged, but she had to bring her husband into the police station."
When the woman arrived with her husband, the policeman told her that he was obliged to arrest him.
R5 000 for bail
"The superintendent then asked the woman for R5 000 which he said was for bail money."
"The woman then borrowed some money in the form of a cheque from her sister," Dlamini said.
The cheque was then cashed by the police officer the next day.
The bank then called the owner of the cheque to confirm that the money was cashed.
"The sister then reported the incident to police who conducted an investigation into the matter. The police officer was arrested on Wednesday in front of his colleagues at the police station where he worked."
He was charged with corruption.
On Wednesday a 42-year-old police inspector stationed at the Lansdowne police detective services in Cape Town was arrested for corruption.
"It is alleged that the member was the investigating officer of a case which was withdrawn by the court, however he made the suspect in the matter believe that an admission of guilt fine of R500 was imposed on the case, which the suspect subsequently paid," Superintendent Andre Traut said.
"After an investigation into the circumstances of the matter, the policeman was then arrested."
"Corruption, or any crime for that matter will not be tolerated amongst our ranks, and we will not hesitate to arrest members of [police] and prosecute them in a court of law," Traut said.
|Crime Date/Time:||21 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM|
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|Reported Date:||21 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM|