PARKVIEW – After a drug deal went wrong, where the car containing the drugs were stolen, the dealer reported the car stolen to Parkview Police, prompting some stellar police work by the investigating officers.
The Parkview police have been hard at work after a suspicious case of hijacking was opened at their police station recently.
This prompted officers to join hands in investigating the matter, according to Sergeant Iris Phoko, head of Social Crime Prevention at Parkview Police Station.
Upon extensive investigation conducted by Major Sandile Mkhize, it was found that the case which had been reported was false.
“A Nigerian national has been arrested by the police for perjury and defeating the ends of justice,” said Phoko.
She further added how the complainant had falsified that he was hijacked along Greenway and Muirfield Road in the Parkview precinct.
“While investigating, Mkhize found that the complainant had allegedly been conducting a drop-off containing drugs when the deal allegedly went wrong. The guys he was allegedly delivering the drugs to got away with the drugs as well as the car used to drop off the drugs,” explained Phoko.
After discovering the case had been allegedly falsified, the man was detained at the Parkview Police Station for further investigations to take place.
“We are aware of theft out of motor vehicle cases being reported at the station. However, some of these cases are fabricated and falsely reported. We will arrest those who lie to the police and defeat the ends of justice about such cases,” concluded Phoko.
Details: Parkview Police Station 011 486 5000.