Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Bloemfontein: Warrant Officer based at Vispol; Heidedal, was arrested on Tuesday; 04 August 2021. This comes after a member of the public visited the CSC at Heidedal SAPS to enquire about his father who is allegedly missing.

The SAPS member allegedly accused the complainant of being a Lesotho citizen, for he did not have any identification on him. He then took his two cellphones and 2 sets of keys from him and told him if he brings back R500 00, he will get his belongings back.

The complainant went to a friend to borrow the money, and then contacted the police. A quicker operation was launched to attend to this matter.

The two complainants then went back to the CSC and handed over the R500.00 arranged through this operation. The belongings were handed back to the complainant and they left.

Provincial Anti-Corruption unit assisted by Parkweg Tracking arrested the member and the R500.00 trap money was found in his possession.

He will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Friday; 06 August 2021.