A 41-year-old police sergeant of the Brits police station was arrested on Thursday on charges of corruption after alleged bribery.
Sergeant Martin Noge appeared in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Friday on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.
Noge was arrested in Jericho near Brits by the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit (ACIU) on Thursday afternoon. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone Noge allegedly contacted a man in connection with a culpable homicide case, which he (Noge) was investigating and demanded money. “However, the law-abiding citizen reported the matter to the police.” Noge allegedly went to the man’s house to collect R3 000 and was arrested soon after.
Noge was released on R3 000 bail and the case was postponed until Tuesday, 28 September 2021.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended the Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit members for collaborating with a member of the community in ensuring that the accused is arrested. He said that the police service does not have a place for corrupt and dishonest employees and that those who commit acts of criminality will be dealt with effectively.