- A man was nabbed for falsely reporting a case of armed robbery by police officers
- The man tried to bribe a police officer to make his case disappear after his arrest
- It turns out the alleged victim was never robbed and that he had the money at his home
A Western Cape resident was taken into custody after it was found that he faked being robbed by police officers.
According to SowetanLIVE, the man claimed that he was the victim of armed robbery and that R560 000 was taken from him, as well as 3 cellphones.
"The complainant opened a case of armed robbery at Cape Town Central SAPS, and reported that he was robbed by police officers of an amount of R560,000 and three cellular telephones."
However, when the man was taken to the crime scene, surveillance footage showed that nothing had actually happened.
The 39-year-old later confessed that he lied about the whole thing and said he lost his boss' money.
Furthermore, Briefly.co.za learned that the man is also accused of trying to bribe the officer investigating the case. Apparently, he offered R10 000 to make the case disappear.
R247 000 was confiscated from the man's home, and he said there never was R560 000. He only said so in order to report to his boss that he was robbed.
He will now face charges of bribery and perjury; he will appear in the Cape Town magistrate's court on Monday, 23 December.
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