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Two were arrested for pretending to be Hawks officers and demanding 300,000 rupees in bribes

The hawks were arrested on men who claimed to have betrayed themselves as officers.

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Two men appeared before the Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court because Hawks allegedly pretended to be officers. They allegedly asked for R300,000 in bribes to destroy a file while they surrendered to Hawks officials.

Stanley Ewulu, 42, and Peter Molomo, 38, were indicted on Monday for extortion and corruption.

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Ewulu, a Nigerian citizen, is also accused of illegal residence, said Lumka Mahanjana, a spokeswoman for the National Prosecutor’s Office.

Mahanjana said:

The couple allegedly approached the complainant, Hawks introduced himself as an investigator from the Pretoria office and demanded RUB 300,000 to destroy the case against him.

“They also promised to hand over a vehicle that belonged to the complainant, as well as the asylum documents seized by Sunnyside police,” Mahanjana added.

The case was reported to the Hawks in Germiston.

Following the investigation, the two men were arrested in Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria, on Thursday after a pinching operation, Mahanjana said.

The case was postponed to 22 March due to further investigations and possible bail applications.


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Two were arrested for pretending to be Hawks officers and demanding 300,000 rupees in bribes

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