Cop’s con for a re­ward back­fires

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A CON­STA­BLE, 42, and his ac­com­plice, 43, have been ar­rested, the Direc­torate for Pri­or­ity Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion (Hawks) in Mpumalanga said yes­ter­day. Cap­tain Di­neo Lucy Sek­go­todi said the con­sta­ble’s part­ner in crime – the con­sta­ble who pre­tended to be a po­lice cap­tain – told two at­tor­neys be­tween Novem­ber and this month there were peo­ple who wanted to kill them. The pair up­dated the at­tor­neys on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. They later told the at­tor­neys that two sus­pected hit­men had been ar­rested and the cap­tain wanted a re­ward for sav­ing their lives. The at­tor­neys re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice and it was es­ca­lated to the Hawks. A meet­ing was ar­ranged for a R16 000 re­ward to be paid and it was then that the Hawks pounced. The pair were ar­rested on Fri­day and were due to ap­pear in the Nel­spruit Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day.

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