Alerted by a vehicle driving recklessly at Randfontein Central Business District, police officers on routine patrol saved a 29-year-old man from kidnapping by arresting four people including two police officers who wanted to extort money from him for false rape accusation. Two constables from Sebokeng and two men aged 32 and 34 were arrested and will be charged with kidnapping, extortion and impersonating a police officer when they appear at the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Reacting on the arrest of these two police officers, the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela said, “I am happy that we are cleaning our house. It is better to remain with few clean police officers than a bunch of criminals”.
The victim who is alleged to be a beneficiary of the Road Accident Fund was lured into a house by a woman who later attempted to engage him into a sexual act. In the process, four men who identified themselves as police officers, told him that they were arresting him for rape. He was then handcuffed. The victim was told that he will be detained at the Vaal but if he could pay a substantial amount of money, he would be released. As the victim became suspicious of the suspects’ intentions, he interfered with the driver and the vehicle lost control. An observant police officer intercepted the vehicle, a white VW Polo with no registration plates, and arrested the suspects.
Police are also looking for a woman who lured the victim into a house where he was allegedly accused of rape.