Police Officer tries extorting R15 000 off a Man

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A 23  year  old male who  was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol on November 21st, 2021 is being extorted for R15 000  by a Policeman threatening to have the him re-arrested. 
The Dawncrest – Verulam resident  was arrested on scene approx  5 months  ago  when he collided  into a  light motor vehice. Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) and the South African Police attended to the scene on Ocean Way – Dawncrest. The intoxicated  driver  was arrested and later  released on bail. 
On Friday March 25th, 2022 the  charges  against the accused  was provisionally withdrawn  at the Verulam Magistrates Court after the State  failed to produce the blood  test  results. 
Earlier today ( 4 April 2022) the accused  received a Watsapp message from  a man  identifying himself as a Colonel from the South African Police informing him that he had  received the blood/alcohol  test  results and  the matter will  once again be enrolled  at the Court  unless R15 000  was paid to him  via eft. The Policeman  further provided  him  details of the  cases  reading paragraphs from the docket & refused  to meet the accused  when requested. 
The  criminal case is being registered. 
Source: RUSA

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