Two suspects were arrested by the North West Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team on Sunday, after they allegedly offered an investigating officer R50 000 to get rid of a docket involving their friend who is a former senior municipal 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,” said Hawks spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso.
The men’s vehicle was searched and a further R41 500 was also found. Both suspects appeared in court Monday. They are facing charges of corruption. 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.