Police officer in trouble over bribe
By webmaster On 15 Sep, 2012 At 06:22 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments

’Mantoetse Maama

MASERU — A police constable from Sefikeng Police Station is facing charges of corruption after he
allegedly asked for a bribe from a motorist who had committed a traffic offence.
Police spokesperson Masupha Masupha told a press conference on Monday that the motorist had been involved in a car accident and asked the police officer to destroy evidence implicating him.
The motorist, Masupha said, promised to pay the officer if he would drop the case altogether.
Masupha said the police were however tipped off about the plan and set a trap.
The policeman, Masupha said, had promised to withdraw charges against the motorist if he paid him M1 000.
Masupha said it is against police ethics for an officer to accept a bribe.
He said the police officer is still at work as they are waiting for directives from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Once the DPP has preferred charges against him he will appear before a magistrate soon, Masupha said.
In a separate incident, a police constable was released on M250 bail after he was charged with defeating the ends of justice on September 1.
According to a police report Constable Makepe had unlawfully released from custody his male friend.
“The police officer released his friend who was in police custody.
“The suspect was facing robbery charges,” Masupha said.

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  1. Letsoela says:

    Hee a bolile mapolesa a Lesotho, a ikemiselitse ho re utloisa bohloko ka linako tsohle ka hore ebe ba sebetsa ‘moho le litsotsi tse re utloisang bohloko bophelong. Litsotsi li re utsoetsa lichelete tsa rona tse ngatahali fela ebe ba briba mapolesa hore e seke a tsamaisa linyeoe tsa rona ka nepahalo. Litsotsi lia re bolaea, mapolesa a nka litjotjo tsa babolai bao ba malimabe. Hobaneng ha le etsa sehloho se joalo ka sechaba mapolesa empa lele bathusi ba sechaba? Tlohellang ho itlosa seriti seng mapolesa ka ho sebetsa le likatana tsena tsa litsotsi tse nkhang lithenda le khoropo e sa hlatsuoeng.

  2. Thabo Smith says:

    Mapolesa a hloka a serious induction. Nna ha ke sa na tsepo ho hang ho bona. Ntse ke na le case eo ke neng ke qositse motho eo ke ileng ka dicovara hore ke mokhotsi oa bona. A fihla mapoleseng mono a palame le four of the police officers a le sure hoo a sa ntsa tseba hore ha ho se tlo etsoa ka eena. Mapolesa are very corrupt i am a witness to that!!!!!!!!!!

    • litjotjela says:

      Ea that is true leribe mane esale banna ba khakhatha motho,ba mopoma mothapo wa puo,monna eo oa mosotho ha khone hosebeletsa bana ba hae ha ke buoa tjena,eaba mapolesa a fihla hoa etsoa morita oke eaka ho u oa ka khotla;eaba witnnss e hloloa ho buoa since hothoe o tla bitsoa even now,e mong oa ba etsi ba ketso eo a ithorisa ka hore polesa le tsoereng case ke motsoalle oa hae,che ke khotsoe kajeno,ba bolile batho bana.

  3. Khotso e be teng! says:

    i wish the good work of prohibiting all corruption will last.Perhaps there will be sollution, perhaps working conditions will not be via friendships.

    It’s so painful to experience such abondance of one’s duty while we are in desparate need of policemen & womens’ assistance in our day to day living.

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