A Durban man was arrested and charged with defeating the ends of justice after allegedly lying about a hijacking ordeal.
DURBAN MAN NABBED FOR FALSE HIJACKING INCIDENT
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala said on 10 October 2022 at 07:30, a man arrived at the Isipingo police station where he claimed that he was driving his company vehicle on Khan Road in Isipingo when he was confronted by three men who pointed him with a firearm.
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VERSION OF EVENTS FROM THE VICTIM/ SUSPECT
The Durban man said that at gunpoint, the men forced him to drive to a nearby mall where money was withdrawn from his company credit card.
He further stated that he was forced to drive to Lotus Park in Isipingo to abandon the vehicle. Based on the man’s version of events, charges of carjacking and kidnapping were opened for investigation.
“When the man was interviewed by detectives, conflicting accounts emerged.”
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She added that upon further investigation it was established that the man was not telling the truth and he had lied under oath.
“The vehicle, keys and cash of R6000-00 were recovered by police. A case of defeating the ends of justice was opened for investigation,” Gwala confirmed.
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SUSPECT DUE IN COURT AFTER THE ARREST
She further explained that the 53-year-old Durban man was placed under arrest.
“He is expected to appear before the Umlazi Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday, 12 October 2022. We are appealing to the members of the public to refrain from opening a false case. Opening a false case is a criminal offence and it is punishable by law,” Colonel Gwala warned.
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