Two accused of bribery to appear in court
TWO PEOPLE accused of paying a R12 000 bribe to immigration officers are expected to reappear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on charges of corruption.
Hawks spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, said that the accused, Wang Yongjun, 46, and Lin Qin, 45, were arrested on September 22 and appeared before the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court.
He said the accused allegedly paid immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs in an attempt to have their friends released from custody.
Nkwalase stated that the immigration officers had earlier reported the matter to the Hawks for further investigation.
“An entrapment was put in place which led to the arrest of the suspects,” said Nkwalase.
He indicated that the case was postponed until September 28 (tomorrow) for further investigation.
“The accused will remain in custody until their next court appearance.”