Two bogus Hawks members arrested for corruption and impersonation

LIMPOPO – Two suspects aged 24 and 27 have been arrested for alleged corruption and impersonating Hawks members in Marble Hall on Saturday, 21 November 2020.
The complainant who is a director of a company that was awarded a tender to supply COVID-19 personal protective equipment in Mpumalanga, allegedly received a call from the suspect who introduced himself as a member of the Hawks stationed in Mpumalanga.
It is further alleged that the suspect told the victim that he was investigating a case of corruption against him and demanded R50 000-00 in order to squash the docket.
The matter was reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation who acted swiftly and arrested two suspects immediately after receiving R20 000-00.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are not members of the Hawks as they allegedly claimed. They were also found in possession of fraudulent documents with the Hawks logo.
Both suspects will appear in the Marble Hall Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 23 November 2020 to face charges relating to corruption and impersonating police officials.

Source: South African Police Service

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