Three Police Officers Arrested For Corruption And Defeating The Ends Justice

Three Police Officers Arrested for Corruption and Defeating the Ends Justice

Three Police Officers Arrested for Corruption and Defeating the Ends Justice

Three Police Officers Arrested for Corruption and Defeating the Ends Justice

Three police officers have been arrested on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice, over an incident in Moletjie, Ga-Chokwe, in Limpopo province.

Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said that the three Police officers stationed at Seshego Police Station were apprehended following their alleged visit to a residence in Moletji, Ga-Chokwe, on 9 August 2021, where they purportedly posed as conducting legitimate police operations.

“The officers falsely presented themselves as police officers from Pretoria, referencing the complainant’s name and directing the family to contact him. Upon the complainant’s return, the officers proceeded to search his bedroom and seized 235 sachets of Nyaope. Subsequently, they demanded a sum of money in exchange for a lighter sentence, initially asking for R2000.00, to which the victim offered R500.00,” said Ledwaba

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The victim was unable to provide the full amount, the victim sought financial assistance from his family, who managed to raise the required funds.

Following the transaction, the victim was arrested and taken to Seshego Police Station, where he was coerced into paying an admission of guilt fine for an alleged illegal gambling offense.

“Subsequently, the complainant decided to open a case against the implicated police officials, leading to the transfer of the case to the Limpopo Provincial Anti-Corruption and Organised Crime Investigation Unit for thorough examination. Following the investigations, the three police officers were directly implicated in the incident and subsequently arrested,” said Ledwaba

The three officers, Sergeant Malatji Mpao Thabo (44 ) ,Nkoana Khomotso James (40) and Mabitsi Kgoroshi Jan (47) appeared at the

Each of the accused was granted bail in the amount of R1000.00.

The case is postponed to the 8th July 2024 for a regional court hearing and further investigation.

Three Police Officers Arrested for Corruption and Defeating the Ends Justice

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