Provincial police have noted with great concern that there are still many individuals who are reporting false cases at police stations.
“Our police resources are wasted when police respond and investigate these false cases. This has resulted in investigating officers adopting a firm stance against this type of behaviour,” said provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane.
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This comes after a 32-year-old man reported a hijacking incident to police where he alleged that he was hijacked of his Toyota Tazz vehicle along Umhlanga Rocks Drive, earlier this month.
He claimed that he was approached by three armed men, who robbed him of his vehicle.
A case of hijacking was opened at the Durban North police station.
“Detectives began their investigation in earnest and the man was questioned thoroughly with regards to the incident,” he said.
As the investigation progressed and evidence was gathered by detectives, it became blatantly apparent that the man was not hijacked but had opened a false case with the police.
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“He was confronted with regards to the discrepancies and was charged for defeating the ends of justice,” confirmed Lt Col Zwane.
He appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court and the case was postponed to September 25 pending further investigation.
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