Two alleged Hawks’ impostors, Stanley Ewulu (42), a foreign national and Peter Molomo (38) from Pretoria West, appeared at the Pretoria Specialized Commercial Crimes Court on Monday 15 March 2022 facing charges of extortion and corruption.
It is alleged that the pair approached the complainant, introduced themselves as Hawks investigators from the Pretoria office and demanded R300 000 in order to destroy a case docket that was opened against him. They also promised to also hand over a vehicle that belonged to the complainant as well as his refugee documents that were confiscated by the Sunnyside Police.
NPA Regional Spokesperson says Lumka Mahanjana says the complainant reported the matter to the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation in Germiston, after investigations, they were arrested on 10 March 2022, at Time Square in Menlyn Pretoria.
She says Ewulu who is a Nigerian national will face a further charge of being illegal in the country.
The matter was postponed to 22 March 2022, for further investigations and possible bail applications.