By: Kaya 959 News
Police have arrested a 31-year-old man and seized just over R63,000 after the accused allegedly took a bribe to make a case go away.
Hawks spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale, said the suspect was arrested after offering and handing over R50,000 to the complainant in order to have a case relating to Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) against his sister disappear.
The case in question is against an official from the Department of Public Works in Mpumalanga.
“The complainant had reported that the individual contacted her and requested to meet.
They met and the suspect requested the SIU official to make the case disappear. Upon finalising the amount, the suspect went to collect the money. The suspect later returned and upon handing over the gratification, he was arrested,” Mogale said.
After a further search of the suspect, it was discovered that he had more extra cash in his possession amounting to R63,600 which was also seized.