It was game up for a Lentegeur police station detective after he was arrested on Friday morning for alleged corruption. Western Cape police revealed that the Cape Town cop was nabbed after a drug dealer’s docket vanished into the thin air.
According to Constable Noloyiso Rwexana, the 34-year-old detective was caught and handcuffed by the Western Cape organized crime unit at his duty post. The cop allegedly submitted a duplicate case docket to court, omitting certain details and writing a statement that indicated that the original docket went missing. He also claimed there was little or no evidence to prosecute the suspect.
The detective’s reports later led to the withdrawal of drug dealing charges laid against the suspect.
Loonat Expresses Dismay Over The Cape Town Cop Shameful Act
Reacting to the ugly development, chairperson of Mitchells Plain community police forum, Hanif Loonat said it is very disheartening and appalling that criminals and hoodlums no longer reside outside the streets but now dwell within the terrains of law enforcement agents. He also alleged that it’s time to fish out the bad eggs within the police before things get worse.
Loonat felt bad that the ugly incidence happened “at a station like Lentegeur in Mitchells Plain, where drugs arrests are extremely challenging. This won’t help us eradicate this issue on our streets.
The majority are illicitly enriching themselves this way. They are making tens of thousands of rands a month, tax free [through pay-offs]. But we are watching. You will get caught,” he stated angrily.
Meanwhile, the Cape Town cop is expected to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice.
We will recall that it was at this same Mitchell’s Plain that five men escaped from the police. The suspects who were notorious gangsters allegedly escaped during lunchtime after a police officer accidentally dropped the keys to the holding cells at the Lentegeur police station.