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POLICE IMPERSONATOR TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR CORRUPTION AND FRAUD: POTCHESTROOM
2023/06/26      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mokgwabone   |   Province:  North West

POTCHESTROOM: 26 June 2023 - A 47-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrates' Court today for corruption, fraud and impersonating a police officer. The suspect's court appearance stems from his arrest in Boitekong outside Rustenburg on Friday, 23 June 2023. The suspect who allegedly pretended to be an Investigating Officer of a theft case which was opened in September 2022, called and demanded R3000.00 from the man who was implicated in the matter on condition that he (the suspect) ensures that the docket disappears. 

Subsequent to reporting of the matter to the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit (ACIU), the suspect was arrested during an undercover operation. Preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect is not a police officer. The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena lauded the members for their rapid response that led to the arrest.