Suspects arrested for trying to bribe a Klerksdorp investigating officer

Klerksdorp – Two suspects aged 50 and 28 were arrested by the North West Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team on Sunday, October 23 in Klerksdorp.

The pair allegedly offered an investigating officer R50 000 to get rid of a docket involving their friend who is a former senior municipality official.

The pair was nabbed at the Hawks offices, moments after handing over R25 000 and a bottle of Glenfiddich whisky to the investigating officer. Their vehicle was searched and R41 500 was allegedly also found. Both suspects will appeared before the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 24th where they arw facing charges of corruption. Meanwhile the money and the vehicle have been seized for further investigation.

The Provincial Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in North West – Major General Patrick Mbotho hailed the investigating officer for upholding the highest level of integrity and warned people to refrain from enticing police officials because it will not end well for them.

SIU

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