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East London senior public prosecutor arrested after the disappearance of case dockets

2021-01-14 10:30:59

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A senior public prosecutor was arrested in reference to the disappearance of court docket dockets.

  • A senior public prosecutor has been arrested in reference to the disappearance of court docket dockets.
  • The prosecutor, 50, was arrested by a group led by the Anti-Corruption Unit.
  • In one of many circumstances, the prosecutor allegedly solicited a bribe of R25 000 from an individual who was arrested for drunken driving.

A joint investigation has led to the arrest of a senior East London prosecutor in reference to the disappearance of case dockets.

The 50-year-old was arrested by a group of officers from the Anti-Corruption Unit, who have been working at the side of Crime Intelligence and a particular process group.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana stated the dockets began going lacking in 2016.

Kinana stated the Anti-Corruption Unit acquired reviews of steady and quite a few lacking case dockets within the East London Justice of the Peace’s Court docket in 2016.

The lacking dockets included two drunk driving circumstances.

Kinana stated:

In one of many circumstances, the [arrested drunk driving suspect] was requested to pay a sum of R20 000 in trade for the destruction of the court docket docket. Consequently, the stated [docket] went lacking. Nonetheless, police have been in a position to reconstruct the docket and it was introduced again to the court docket roll.

It’s alleged that the prosecutor once more began persuading the particular person to pay extra money for the disappearance of the reconstructed docket.

“The senior prosecutor persuaded the [drunk driving suspect] to pay R5 000 to assist him escape prosecution, promising that the docket can be destroyed. This introduced the quantity pocketed from the [suspect] to R25 000 in whole.

“Following a protracted means of investigation, which began in 2019 by the Anti-Corruption Unit, the suspect began evading arrest. An intensive search was performed and finally he was discovered within the Amalinda Forest Two Homes and arrested following a warrant of arrest issued in opposition to him,” Kinana stated.

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Japanese Cape performing police commissioner Main Normal Thembisile Patekile stated he was disenchanted.

“Reviews of civil servants being concerned in corrupt actions are disturbing. These are the people who find themselves anticipated to uphold the regulation and defend the picture and assets of the federal government by making certain that justice is served, and repair supply shouldn’t be compromised.

Patekile stated:

It’s disappointing to be taught that it’s those that are assigned with such authority and belief who prey on the harmless and unsuspecting members of the communities. The regulation should take its course.

Patekile added that he appreciated the work accomplished by the Anti-Corruption Unit and cautioned all these concerned in corrupt actions to chorus from their actions or face the robust arm of the regulation.

The senior public prosecutor is predicted to seem within the East London Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Thursday on costs of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

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